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At Maple Bear we believe in the Joy of Learning

An early-years environment that fosters children's love for learning from their first steps.

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NURSERY IN DUBAI, ABU DHABI, SHARJAH AND MUSCAT

A Canadian global brand with 18 years of experience in nurturing confident and happy children. Maple Bear brings the best of Canadian methodology to children worldwide. With our internationally recognized Early Childhood Program we make sure our little students' curiosity and critical thinking will flourish in a safe and warm environment.

With our inquiry-based learning approach, children take the lead in exploring, questioning, and discovering the world around them, becoming active and engaged learners. Here, they discover the joy of learning.

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"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded"

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Creating confident and creative learners

At Maple Bear, we are committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning in every child.

The Maple Bear curriculum is written by our team of Canadian educational experts who deliver annual teacher training at each nursery.

Our Canadian teaching strategies inspire student independence, promote literacy skills, and encourage higher-level thinking. Through our inquiry-based and play-based curriculum, we ensure that every moment is an opportunity for discovery and growth.

Our methodology prepares children to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We emphasize observation, problem-solving, and decision-making. With large, stimulating, and nurturing classrooms, we provide a safe and supportive environment where every child can thrive.

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Creating confident and creative learners

Maple Bear Age Groups

Bear Care, (from 45 days)

The program's warm, welcoming and nurturing environment is designed to support the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of infants while developing positive and healthy attitudes towards a setting outside of the home. The program flows over 3 stages that ensure the needs of all infants are met while respecting the infant as a capable learner.

Stage 1: 45 days - 6 months
Stage 2: 7 - 12 months
Stage 3: 13 - 24 months

Toddler, (2-3 years)

Toddler, (2-3 years)

Planned routines and small group activities consisting of themed learning centers and free choice play are introduced within a setting that nurtures a sense of belonging. Group activities improve social skills and gross motor tasks such as music and movement and outdoor play are also a big part of the Toddlers day.

Nursery, (3-4 years)

Nursery, (3-4 years)

Through engaging, hands-on activities and collaboration with their peers, our students develop crucial skills in self-regulation and communication, building meaningful connections between new knowledge and the world around them. Whether we are exploring nature, creating art, or learning to read and write, our focus is always on inspiring a love of learning.

Junior Kindergarten, (4-5 years)

Junior Kindergarten, (4-5 years)

The Kindergarten 1 program expands to emphasize subject streams: language arts, STEM subjects, creative and cultural expression, and personal and social awareness and physical skills and well-being. The focus on developing the whole child is sustained, as they manipulate their environment, experiment, clarify information, and integrate ideas.

Senior Kindergarten, (5-6 years)

Competence in language, reading, and STEM subjects is developed systematically and teachers integrate subject knowledge into a variety of active techniques suitable to the developmental stages of the children. Upon completion of the Maple Bear preschool program, students are well prepared for the primary school of choice and have a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events

Important Dates

18
Nov.23

Beach Clean-up Maple Bear x Noon

Maple Bear and Noon joined forces for a beach clean-up, turning the sands into a canvas Read More of community and environmental care! Less

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Jan.24

Literacy Festival

Enchanting journey filled with renowned authors, dedicated educators, and captivating Read More books, igniting a love for words and fostering a lifelong passion for learning! Less

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Feb.24

Stay & Play

Explore vibrant learning spaces, meet our dedicated educators, and experience firsthand Read More the magic of early childhood education! Less

07
May.24

Brazilian Mom Meet-up

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Brazilian motherhood! Come together with fellow moms Read More at Maple Bear Jumeirah for a lovely day of connection, culture & community! Less

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Aug.24

Vive La France: Summer Camp 2024

Dive Into a summer adventure inspired by French culture at this year’s Maple Bear Read More summer camp! From delightful arts and crafts to exciting sports and music, let’s create unforgettable memories together! Less

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