KEY Nurseries is a network that currently comprises four nurseries located in Lebanon and the UAE that aims to provide children with a rich educational environment that helps build their life skills. KEY Nursery offers children opportunities to grow in a unique child-centric environment that fosters diversity, language development, and child empowerment. The nurseries achieve this goal through the KEY System®, a comprehensive and coherent curriculum taught in French, Arabic, and English.
Our nurseries’ curriculum caters to children’s needs starting from 2 months to 5 years and 11 months of age. Across six class levels, our instructors and educational experts ensure that children receive the attention and learning they need at their specific age level, to develop into well-rounded young individuals who have the skills needed to leave the nursery and be successful in their educational and life journey.
At our nurseries, the curricula is delivered by having children with varying abilities and interests work together in small groups on open-ended, short and long-term projects that aim to provoke children’s creative thinking and problem-solving abilities and allow different possibilities of exploration, enabling children to develop skills in a variety of areas.
Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles
MISSION We strive to build children’s life skills in a safe and secure learning environment where creativity is encouraged, where lifelong learning is fostered, and where each child’s well-being and happiness is a key priority.
VISION We aim to make a lasting impact on society one child at a time, by providing each of them with the knowledge and skills to become prosperous and innovative citizens of the world.
From the smallest to the largest details of our nursery network and KEY System®, we are committed to excellence.
We aim to help children discover the joy of learning and to become lifelong learners.
We strive to always treat each other, our children, and our community in an ethical and respectful manner.
We hold ourselves and our children to the highest standards.
We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where children, teachers, parents, staff, and supporters are valued.
KEY Nursery aims to steadily and strategically expand over the coming years in order to offer a greater number of children with the opportunity to benefit from our educational system. Our strategic plan involves partnering with institutions who share our commitment to positively shape children’s future.
We have a variety of partnership opportunities for like-minded organizations in order to deliver our services to a greater number of children. The three models we currently employ for our network of nurseries are: fully-owned, joint venture, and fully managed.
Curriculum & Methodology
KEY Nursery follows a time-tested educational approach, the KEY System®, which provides children with an early childhood education that is project based, child-centric and trilingual – English, Arabic and French.
The system has been carefully put together by our team of education experts who understand that the first several years of a child’s life are critical to their long-term development.
This system draws on international best practices in early childhood education and delivers a comprehensive program that allows children to become active participants in their own development, opening the way toward optimal growth and learning. It also enables children to develop critical life skills and become well-rounded individuals who have the ability to face the challenges and journey of life. The KEY System® is based on children’s needs, academic curiosity, and socio-cultural concerns. Because language is an important development catalyst we offer instruction in English, French, and Arabic. Not only does that support children’s cognitive development, but it helps prepare them to engage with today’s diverse world, and ensure they have a greater chance at succeeding both in their educational and life paths. The KEY System® also has the unique feature of adapting to language.
Our curricula focus on five key areas: cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development. Cognitive development involves language development, pre-literacy skills, pre-math skills, and pre-science skills. Linguistic development involves pre-writing, pre-reading and communication skills. Social development involves hygiene, interpersonal skills, autonomy, and world discovery. Emotional development involves art such as music and crafts. Physical development involves fine motor skills and gross motor skills. By providing instruction tailored to building these five areas, children leave our nurseries with critical early skills and competencies.
At all the nurseries, the curricula are delivered by having children with varying abilities and interests work together in small groups on open-ended, short and long-term projects that aim to provoke children’s creative thinking and problem-solving abilities and allow different possibilities of exploration, enabling children to develop skills in a variety of areas.
At KEY Nursery we believe that all children, with or without additional needs, should have a positive educational experience and opportunity to develop their skills and abilities among their peers. We also believe that children without additional-needs benefit from a diverse range of peers, as such exposure ensures that they grow up with an open mind and open heart. As such, our nurseries aim to provide an inclusive environment where every child is embraced. In that respect, we welcome additional-needs children and offer them equal opportunities to experience our unique curriculum and learning environment.