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 associate the Persian culture and language with positive notions, develop friendships with their Iranian peers, and build a strong community of next generation Iranian Americans. Pardis for Children will also create a place 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 Reggio Emilia’s teaching philosophy and methods in early childhood education to introduce the Persian culture and language in a fun, creative and stimulating way. They will learn Persian vocabulary and be exposed to different aspects of the culture through discovery, music, play and storytelling.
We envision the program growing into a community center that is open to children seven days a week. In addition to holding a variety of classes, Pardis for Children can schedule screenings and plan events for children. Most importantly, Pardis for Children will provide our children with a space where they can regularly be exposed to the Persian language and culture, hear Persian music and melodies, be surrounded by Persian books, and interact with other Iranian American children.
Pardis for Children, Inc. is also in the process of creating a physical and online resource of Persian books, audios, videos and other relevant materials for children. These resources will be open for public use. Check out our Resources Page!
All parents are welcome and encouraged to take part in planning the curriculum, introducing new ideas and even leading occasional classes. Through creating a community that is filled with love and fun for children, we will build a sense of ownership for all children and parents involved.
We hope to see you soon!
* Pardis for Children, Inc. is a 501[c] non-profit organization, tax ID 35-2417827.