Welcome to Pardis for Children, Inc.
We’ve chosen the name Pardis, which means “paradise” in Persian, in the hopes of creating a Pardis for our children: a space that is filled with love, learning and friendship. Our main goal is that our children learn about the Persian culture and language, associate it with positive notions, develop friendships with their Iranian peers, and build a strong community of next generation Iranian Americans. In bringing the children together, we also hope to create a space for parents to meet, interact, and build a social network and support system for one another.
The themes for classes are inspired by Persian folklore and expressions. We have adapted a hybrid of progressive teaching philosophies and methods in early childhood education to introduce the Persian culture and language in a fun, creative and stimulating way. The children learn Persian vocabulary and different aspects of the culture through discovery, music, play and storytelling.
In addition to regular classes, Pardis for Children offers various workshops for children (and adults) every semester. For more information on Pardis classes and workshops, go to Classes and Schedule. Pardis also collaborates with museums and other cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Asia Society to schedule regular social and cultural events, tours, screenings and workshops for children and their families. These events are open to public. For information on events, check out the Events page.
Pardis for Children, Inc. is in the process of developing original content including Music CD, Audiobooks, Flashcards and Storybooks. We are looking forward to sharing these material with you soon! Please STAY TUNED! You can also go to our Resources Page to find a list of our favorite Persian books, audios, videos and other relevant materials for children.
Pardis is a fun and loving environment where the children come together to learn about the Persian language and culture, hear the music and melodies of Iran, be surrounded by Persian books, and interact with other Iranian American children. Pardis for Children belongs to the community and we welcome and encouraged everyone to come and visit us, get involved with the organization, and help us create a better Pardis for our children!
If you haven’t been to our Pardis, we hope you visit us soon!
* Pardis for Children, Inc. is a 501[c] non-profit organization, tax ID 35-2417827.
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