Early Education Division
Inaugural Term: Autumn 2026
Campaign Goal: $559,599
Early education serves students in prenatal, postnatal, daycare, and all levels of preschool (ages 0 to 6 years old). It is the key segment of life that allows children to grow to be healthy individuals who will later become members of a community that loves and cares for them. During their time with WAIE, young scholars will participate in courses from Holistic Health, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Humanities for World Culture, and STREAM for Environmental Stewardship.
Our goal is to raise a total of $1,803,731 by the time we open our doors to our first cohort of matriculating young scholars. The first portion of $559,599 will be used between September 2025 and August 2026 to hire staff and faculty to prepare for the school opening. The remaining funds of $1,244,132 will be applied directly to financial aid to support young scholars attend who are facing economic hardships.
new students annually
The early division will recruit 144 new kindergarten young scholars for the first year. At full capacity, we can accept 288 young scholars each year for a total of 1,152 young scholars when all grade levels are full in prenatal, daycare, preschool, and kindergarten.
The on-campus learning experience provides families with support for a 12-month period, divided into 4 quarters. It includes support during the prenatal process before birth, daycare during infancy, preschool, and kindergarten before they begin the first grade.
students awarded financial aid
Our goal is to raise enough funds that we are able to provide 89% of our young scholars facing economic hardships with some form of financial aid to participate in the school.
areas of growth
During their time with the school, young scholars will receive age-appropriate support to help their development in over seven areas of social-emotional intelligence.
Build Our Own Table
WAIE’s curriculum focuses on the cultures and experiences of Black Americans (Foundational Black Americans, Africans, Hebrew Israelites, Afro Arabs, and Moors), South Indigenous/Native American (LatinX, Latino, Latina, Hispanic, and Indigenous tribes below the equator), North Indigenous/Native American (Indigenous tribes above the equator), and Pacific Islander (Austronesia), and Asiatic (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia) communities.
The focus on cultures and experiences of the above groups was made and founded on the idea of building our own “table” as BIPOC communities to support our youth in being successful. For years data and stories have shown evidence of the mistreatment of BIPOC in the school system. This occurs because most K-12 and higher education institutions aren’t staffed or designed by people that share similar heritages as the youth who are enrolled. Thus, creating a very Eurocentric view of education. However, instead of always having to ask for our youth to be treated properly at someone else’s table it was decided to build our own table for their education. The school will be available to all students regardless of their ethnicity, however, we unapologetically focus on the stories and cultures of BIPOC.
Our holistic health curriculum provides scholars with the skills needed to overcome challenges they’ll face in life so that they can have strong mental and physical health. The department is organized into Food and Nutrition, Mental and Physical Wellness, and Life Planning courses.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Our innovation and entrepreneurship curriculum helps young scholars learn how to develop multiple streams of income for their future and create generational wealth. The department is organized into Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Civics and Economics, and Finance and Accounting.
Humanities for World Culture
Our Humanities for World Cultures curriculum is a true exploration of the arts of language, culture, and history as young scholars learn three languages to help them explore the ancient world while taking a global view on the future of society. The department is organized into Language Arts, World Cultures, and Theology.
STREAM for Environmental Stewardship
Our STREAM for Environmental Stewardship curriculum encourages scholars to be curious, ask questions, discover, and take intellectual risks while investigating. Also, it allows young scholars to innovate and build solutions for modern-day problems that the global community faces. The department is organized into Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Intertwined into all of our courses is that of the Hebrew Lifestyle, Culture, and Language. It provides a foundation for young scholars on ancestral teachings and their applications to modern-day life. The Hebrew lifestyle focuses on a plant-based lifestyle, proper business practices, and building a community and society that fosters growth and good stewardship on a global stage.
Why does early education matter?
Prenatal care provides valuable information to families throughout the pregnancy process. The care helps to reduce the risks that may arise during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. We take a holistic, plant-based approach to the knowledge and care we provide.
- Provides education about healthy behaviors during pregnancy.
- Monitors the mother and child’s wellbeing during the pregnancy.
- Detects early signs of potential complications of the pregnancy.
- Provides anticipatory guidance to the woman and family.
Daycare Learning Center
Early childhood is considered a vital stage in our lives. Generally, we don’t remember most of the things we experience at such a young age, but this period does have a huge impact on the people we become in life. The initial stages of brain development are also responsible for shaping a child’s personality and attitude.
- Participating in a safe and fun learning environment where the child can flourish.
- Encouraging curiosity & creativity to help children understand important development skills.
- Promoting the development of social skills among peers.
- Further development of academic lessons taught at home.
- Easier adjustment for children entering formal schooling.
Preschool and Kindergarten
Children who attend high-quality preschool enter schools with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not. Children, aged 3-6-year olds, are like little sponges at that age. They can take in so much; even more than you think.
- Provides a foundation for learning, socially and academically.
- Preschool is an opportunity for kids to be in a structured setting.
- Prepares children for elementary school/primary education where things get more academic.
- Helps children develop socially and emotionally.
- Preschool helps children find answers to their numerous questions.
- They will learn their ABCs and 123s in English, Arabic, Paleo-Hebrew, and American Sign Language.