About Me

Dear Parents,


I'm excited to embark on this new school year with your bright and wonderful children. Preschool is an exciting year of new beginnings and new accomplishments in a child's life. It marks the beginning of a child's education. As such, it gives me great pleasure to be able to create this stepping stone in your child's early years of learning. With Allah's help, and your cooperation, I'm hoping to have a successful year of both learning and fun in my preschool class.

First, I would like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Farhana Hydari, and I live in Lombard. I have a wonderful and supportive husband, and  four amazing grown up children,  3 boys and a girl. I have extensive experience as an early childhood educator for fifteen years. I began working at Islamic Foundation School, where I established the 3 yr old preschool class, and worked as lead teacher for five years. From there I worked at Hadi school, where I created the preschool class and curriculum from its early beginnings. In addition, I have worked at Bright Horizon and Knowledge Learning Center for a number of years. Alhumdulliah, this is my ninth year as as lead teacher at Al Huda Academy.

 Young Children are always enthusiastic learners and at a very young age they are like little sponges absorbing, and storing everything about things in their environments. In my class room I have created different learning centers, such as dramatic center, block center sand & water center in which children will play and learn in a free, expressive and safe way. Playing in these different centers will help children use their senses, explore their environment, solve problems, improve their vocabulary and socialize with others.

Parent's participation in their child's education is an integral part of the learning process in preschool. I encourage parents to be active in our school and volunteer when necessary. Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns regarding your child's preschool. The best time to contact me would be between the hours of 1:30-2:30. Insh'Allah together we can make this year a bright hallmark in your child's many years of education.

I look forward to getting to know your wonderful children and creating a beautiful preschool class this year.

                                                                                                        Jazakallah Khair,                                                                                                                                                                     Ms. Hydari