Sakinah Circle is based on Concentric Circles: Nurturing Awe and Wonder in Early Childhood: A Foundational Approach by Elma Harder, which was used to develop a comprehensive operational plan within the Edmonton Public Schools for an Alternative Program delivering Alberta Program of Studies from the Qur’anic Worldview. The Board of Trustees of the Edmonton Publich Schools approved the foundational document in its meeting held on March 23, 2010.