Welcome to Maple Bear Al Reef. In our custom-built nursery facility in downtown Al Reef, we provide little ones countless experiences for play, hands on learning, and development.
Our beautiful, large classrooms, role play area and gym are designed to nurture development in all areas - social, emotional, physical, communication, and creativity.
Visit us to meet our teachers who instruct with unique Canadian bilingual immersion methodology in English, French and Arabic in small class sizes, for individualized care.
The role play area encourages imagination, and develops social and communication skills
The indoor gym encourages building of strength, coordination, and self-confidence.
Natural wood play structure for climbing, sliding and playing all over with friends.
Slides and steps to climb under and over the play structure mean kids get lots of movement indoors too.
Large classrooms with specially arranged learning centers encourage hands-on learning as children move around to try new activities through the day
Canada’s education system consistently ranks among the best in the world. In 2018, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranked Canada #1 in the English-speaking world in science, math and reading. As in 2012, 2015, and again in 2018, Canada maintained strong performance and outperformed other English-speaking countries in all three evaluations.
In OECD rankings, Canada's system ranks #1 in english speaking countries
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
Simple routines and small group activities consisting of themed learning centers & free choice play are introduced within a setting nurtures a sense of belonging. Large group activities improve social skills and gross motor activities such as music and movement and outdoor play are also a big part of the Toddlers day.Know more
Children of this age learn to make connections between new knowledge and experiences in & outside of the classroom. While gaining exposure to concepts through a multitude of hands-on activities & working in groups, self-regulation and language are a focal element.Know more
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.Know more
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.Know more
A well-rounded education includes growth in social, physical and creative capabilities along with academic learning. Extra-curricular activities (ECAs) have demonstrable impact in the areas of developing team spirit, self-confidence, discipline and goal setting, not to mention the chance to experience the thrill of achievement. Maple Bear offers extra-curricular programs across a range of disciplines that contribute to the development of athletic, musical, linguistic, and artistic capabilities amongst other skills. ECAs offered include: Piano lessons, Tennis, Karate, Soccer, Yoga, Ballet, Zumba, French lessons, Arabic lessons, Robotics.Know more
Every child is unique, and how they receive and express love is also unique to each. Know more
Preschool friendships are about more than just someone to play & have fun with from time to time. Know more
Managing screen time has now reached new levels and is creating significant stress among parents. Know more
One of our MapleBear cubs turned "little teacher", offering the others how to make paper aeroplanes. Know more
Many parents have seen changes in their kids’ behaviour, like bed wetting, sleep changes, and moodiness during the ongoing pandemic and living in lockdown. The Maple Bear Gulf communications team has put together some tips for parents on managing regressions during this tough time.
Practicing social distancing:At all Maple Bear Schools around the world, health and safety of our students is our top priority. Know more
A recent study by the Institute for Cancer Research revealed that an overly sanitized, ‘germ-free’ early childhood is the leading factor in cases of the leading childhood cancer, lukemia. Know more
Back to school means back to routine, and that’s often easier said than done after months of kicking back, beating the heat and getting away from it all as families often do in Dubai. Know more
Every October, Canadian families gather round the dinner table to celebrate all they are blessed with in life. Along with sharing delicious food and enjoying the crisp weather. Know more
No matter what else may be going on in the day, seeing a smile blossom across a preschooler’s face always brings joy. Keeping those pearly whites clean and healthy is crucial - and not just because they complete that adorable grin. Know more
Valentine Day is typically associated with romantic love, but the purest and most valuable iteration of this emotion is, without a doubt, between a parent and child. Researchers at the British Columbia Children's Hospital have. Know more
Father’s day is a great excuse to give and get bear hugs from the big guy, but it’s also a chance to reflect on the special role dad plays in the early years. In the earliest days of life, the first “safe place” away from mom is the arms of dad. Know more
It is crucial in these times to assert the importance of staying safe and knowing how to spot danger, as well as how to stay safe in a high risk scenario. Know more
Haya joined Maple Bear when she was 18 months old, she is 3.5 years old now. She loves going to school and it's wonderful to know that she is happy, engaged and is learning something new everyday. The Maple bear team is extremely approachable and is always willing to listen and help
I dont know where to start! Maple bear team- you rock in each and every way. Sharing with you hoe much my son is in love with his school makes me the happiest mom ever. Knowing he loves to wake up every morning to ho and learn new things and sing new songs and try new experiments. All in all- from owners to admins to teachers to assistants- we are all in love with you
My son recently joined Maple Bear and he's having a great time. A cozy school with caring and attentive staff. They've maximized the use of space with lots of physical and outdoor activities. The multilingual approach with daily french and arabic is one of a kind and only few weeks into starting school and Mehmoud is already excited about the other languages. It's a fun place to be yet they also incorporate math and science at a young age.
My boys took under a week to take to their teachers and adjust to school routine. This is a testament to how positive and encouraging the classrooms are. The way our boys adore their teachers shows that they are receiving care and instruction equally- helping them develop a positive relationship with school and learning for life.
Maple Bear has a very warm, friendly welcoming environment, and my daughter took to it instantly. But it was also easy for me to trust and always feel comfortable knowing that their health, cleaning and sanitation procedures not only meet UAE requirements, but are guided by the best practices that are being put in place across Maple Bear schools around the world. They, are tried and tested and always kept up to date to make sure that the nurse as well as the staff in the classrooms are always ready to handle any concerns amongst the little ones at any time.
The e-learning program has been VERY very useful, for us as a family and for my son as an individual. It's very well organized, the teachers put their hearts and souls in the program. I highly reocmmend it and I'm grateful that this program is available, so that three languages can be introduced. We can't wait for the nursery to start again, but I'm confused which one would be better at this point - the e-learning home program, or the program in the nursery itself! I am super happy that we have teachers, assistants and program directors taht are behind this beautiful and enjoyable experience and it has helped us in spending quality time with each other. Teachers are updating materials and sharing feedback on a very punctual basis. I can only share my gratefulness!
By Marina H