Radiance Preschool

Raleigh, NC

Effective January 1, 2022

Radiance is a home-care adventure designed for 2-5 year old children with the mission to provide a foundation for Islamic Studies and primary education through engaging, individualized instruction.



The Learning Path is a compilation of our children’s objectives in completing a year in Radiance. The side by side listing is an indicator of the progression of the different areas of learning that students who stick with us will be immersed. Radiance’s Learning Path includes the following components:

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • Qur’an and Arabic

  • Islam and Community

  • Math- Numbers and Shapes

  • Health and Science

  • English- Speaking, Reading, Writing 




The day begins at 9:00am and students may arrive as early as 8:45am. Temperatures are taken when arriving.

Drop off                           8:45-9:15am

Lessons and Work        9:15-10:45am

Snack                               10:45-11:15am

Outside Play Time        11:15-11:45am

Group Time                    11:45-12:05pm

Lessons and Work        12:05-12:55pm

Pickup                             12:55-1:15pm



Structure and Independence

The structure of Radiance is inspired by the education and experience of the lead teacher, Zainab Abdus-Saboor. Through her time teaching and continued journey in both Montessori and traditional settings, the pieces fell into place to create Radiance's curriculum. Using tangible materials and flexible seating, students are able to learn in an environment that suits their needs. Students also learn self-management and interpersonal skills through the small multi-aged group.


The work available to students is created to support their choice and independence. Learning is guided by the teacher through mini-lessons and demonstrations.


Independence through life skills is also a main focus, including:

  • Toileting: Radiance accepts students who are in pull-ups and in the process of being potty-trained for an added monthly cost of $150 until they show full independence when using the toilet. 

  • Dressing: Change clothes, Put on shoes, Keep clothes clean-wear an apron, roll up sleeves... 

  • Eating: Prepare their plates, Use a spoon and fork, Clean up after themselves

  • Speaking: Use verbal and non-verbal language to communicate for multiple purposes, Share words to provide detail, Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly, Manage their emotions and relationships

COVID-19 Precautions and Sanitation Plan 

For the safety of our students, staff, and their families, we are taking proper measures towards cleaning and requiring individuals with any flu-like symptoms to stay away or leave the premises.

In the event of an outbreak, COVID-19 or similar, the school will close for 2 weeks and sessions will be held online to match the lessons given in the classroom. Online resources and printable activities may be emailed during this time. After 2 weeks, the situation will be re-evaluated and families will be communicated with promptly.

Contributions and Supplies


Parents may be expected to:

  • Volunteer in the classroom

  • Provide ingredients or materials for special projects

  • Meet with the lead teacher 2 times a year

  • Drive students to off-site locations


Each student will need the following supplies, which will be kept in cubbies:

  • 2 sets of clothes and underwear

  • 1 pair of shoes

  • 2 pairs of socks

  • 1 wet bag


Please support our school by providing the following supplies:

  • 1 pack of gallon sized Ziploc bags

  • 1 pack of sandwich sized Ziploc bags

  • 1 box of 24 crayons (Crayola preferred)

  • 3 glue sticks

  • 3 boxes of Kleenex facial tissue

  • 2 packs of construction paper

  • 1 pack of 24 color pencils

  • 1 pack of baby wipes

  • 1 pair of scissors (Fiskars preferred)

  • 1 roll of paper towels