In 2016, Global Educational Excellence and MENA Company, an affiliate of the Al Hokair Group, partnered to operate high quality nursery schools. GEE Sparkys Nurseries are under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and operating at 5 different locations throughout Riyadh, KSA. In early 2017, GEE Sparkys Academy opened their door at King Saud University.  This location accepts children 1 month through KG3.

Our future goal is to become leaders of Educational Excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by encouraging each student to reach his/her maximum learning potential in all subject areas by providing an instructional program that directly meets the needs of every student.

The sparkys Early Childhood Education & Care Program is aimed to inspire a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated activities. It offers children a variety of choices provided within a carefully prepared indoor and outdoor setting. The program’s emphasis is on learning through play in an environment planned to encourage discovery, independence and social interaction.

OUR philosophy is to encourage each child’s natural curiosity and interest in learning. We feel it is important for children to actively participate in the learning process, and therefore provide many opportunities for learning by doing, for both indirect and direct acquisition of new knowledge and skills. In order to develop self-esteem and social proficiency, children are encouraged to support themselves, take lead, and become increasingly independent. The setting includes art, theatrical play, unit blocks, manipulatives, language, books, music, water and sand play, building of large structures, gardening, running, climbing, animal care, and a variety of large and small motor activities.

Young children need adults who can support their active exploration of the physical environment. Through this exploration, children feel empowered and encounter learning experiences. The sparkys approach is ideal for infant-toddler programs in that it is child centered. Trusting, ongoing relationships and supportive adult-child interactions create a warm and reassuring climate. Children feel safe and secured knowing their needs will be met. Maintaining a consistent routine is also crucial to children’s well-being. Our approach allows extra flexibility in the infant-toddler daily routine so adults can better respond to children’s needs and interests.

Examples of how we will cater to your child’s needs:

    • Daily information sheets are used to record information for each child, such as length of naps; amount and type of food eaten at meal times or from bottles; number of diaper changes; and events at toilet time.
    • Adults provide assistance with toilet training for toddlers.
    • Adults provide individualized care for each child.
    • Active learning flows from children’s trusting relationships with adults. Tender care and support for early learning are provided by an adult teamwork, an engaging environment, and child-centered schedules and routines.
    • Providing infants with sensory experiences helps optimize the brain circuits that develop at that time.

We believe that children learn best when they are involved in meaningful, purposeful activities that allow them to safely interact with their environment in authentic ways, constructing knowledge through planning, exploration, experimentation, and reflection.

Approaches to Learning:

    • Initiative: Children express initiative.
    • Problem solving: Children solve problems encountered in exploration and play.
    • Self-help: Children do things for themselves.

Social and Emotional Development:

    • Distinguishing self and others: Children distinguish themselves from others.
    • Attachment: Children form an attachment to a primary caregiver.
    • Relationships with adults: Children build relationships with other adults.
    • Relationships with peers: Children build relationships with peers.
    • Emotions: Children express emotions.
    • Empathy: Children show empathy toward the feelings and needs of others.
    • Playing with others: Children play with others.
    • Group participation: Children participate in group routines.

Physical Development and Health: 

    • Moving parts of the body: Children move parts of the body (turning head, grasping, kicking).
    • Moving the whole body: Children move the whole body (rolling, crawling, cruising, walking, running, balancing).
    • Moving with objects: Children move with objects.
    • Steady beat: Children feel and experience steady beat.
    • Communication, Language, and Literacy.
    • Listening and responding: Children listen and respond.
    • Nonverbal communication: Children communicate non verbally.
    • Two-way communication: Children participate in two-way communication.
    • Speaking: Children speak.
    • Exploring print: Children explore picture books and magazines.
    • Enjoying language: Children enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs.

Sparky’s utilizes COR Advantage: 

it is both a valid and reliable child assessment that measures the developmental trajectories of all children, from birth through kindergarten, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities. Based on extensive research in the field of early childhood education, COR Advantage puts into practice the most up-to-date knowledge about brain development and behavior. It also recognizes the working conditions of early childhood practitioners, with careful consideration given to the length of the assessment, ease of use, and its efficiency in validly and reliably measuring student outcomes.

Creative Arts:

    • Imitating and pretending: Children imitate and pretend.
    • Exploring art materials: Children explore building and art materials.
    • Identifying visual images: Children respond to and identify pictures and photographs.
    • Listening to music: Children listen to music.
    • Responding to music: Children respond to music.
    • Sounds: Children explore and imitate sounds.
    • Vocal pitch: Children explore vocal pitch sounds.

Cognitive Development:

    • Exploring objects: Children explore objects with their hands, feet, mouth, eyes, ears, and nose.
    • Object permanence: Children discover object permanence.
    • Exploring same and different: Children explore and notice how things are the same or different.
    • Exploring more: Children experience “more.”
    • One-to-one correspondence:
    • Children experience one-to-one correspondence.
    • Number: Children experience the number of things.
    • Locating objects: Children explore and notice the location of objects.
    • Key Development Indicators – KDI’s
    • Filling and emptying: Children fill and empty, put in and take out.
    • Taking apart and putting together: Children take things apart and fit them together.
    • Seeing from different viewpoints: Children observe people and things from various perspectives.
    • Anticipating events: Children anticipate familiar events.
    • Time intervals: Children notice the beginning and ending of time intervals.
    • Speed: Children experience “fast” and “slow.”
    • Cause and effect: Children repeat an action to make something happen again, experience cause and effect.

Is to implement and enhance comprehensive educational systems for institutions to develop global thinkers.

Global Educational Excellence (G.E.E) is an Educational Management Company that was founded in 1998. GEE is dedicated to offering communities with exceptional schools of choice to the families they serve. The network of public-school academies plays a key role in the academic achievement of many students. The curriculum is both rigorous and engaging. Students and teachers at) G.E.E(Academies have access to state-of-the-art technology and academic resources, ensuring that they are prepared with 21st Century skills.  Students and teachers embrace character and culture, and that what makes) G.E.E(successful in the approach of educating the diverse populations they so proudly serve and inspire.