Isa recently turned three. I have started to brainstorm about his education and socialization. The two of us are having a blast together playing at home and at the library. Today, we checked out a monthly event for young children and parents. It turned out to be mostly a promotional event for the sponsors, but we still had a nice time just the two of us.
As I have been going through a transition myself since the rest of the children are now gone during the day, I have been giving a lot of thought to my purpose and role now that they are in school. I have been searching for something more formal for Isa such as a co-op or playgroup, but I quickly realized not much has changed with our Islamic community. Everyone just does their own thing. Then I remembered this lack of support and committment in our community was one of the reasons we decided to enroll them in school.
So, as I was searching for preschool programs and other opportunities to do with Isa, I came across an intriguing preschool program based on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The first thing that came to mind was wondering why can’t we as Muslims do something like this! Anyway, then I remembered the situation where we live and am just keeping the 2 day a week morning program in mind for next year.
May Allah improve the situation for our Muslim children. Ameen