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School of Chinese Studies
Little Mandarins 小橘子
Children play and interact in an immersive environment that gives them opportunities to learn and use Mandarin Chinese. Our Little Mandarins “小橘子” program is a half-day curriculum for children ages 18 months to 4 years old that develops their social, cognitive, emotional, language, as well as fine and gross motor skills. All activities are conducted in Mandarin Chinese by educators experienced in early childhood development. Children are provided opportunities to be introduced to the world and to people beyond the circle of their own families and develop important skills—such as following instructions, problem solving, task completion, self-expression, and group interaction—preparing them for a successful transition into a formal school setting.
Children engage in an interactive learning environment through play, thematic games, hands-on activities, music, movements, and storytelling. The program enables children to develop an early foundation in bilingual and bi-cultural competence during a crucial period in language development.
Classes follow the academic year and are divided into two semesters from September to June. Each semester consists of 15 weeks. Snacks are included.
Enrollment is limited and offered on a rolling basis. Schedule an appointment for a 15-minute visit to our state-of-the-art education facility!
• All classes are small-sized. Registration is closed as soon as a class is full!
• Final class schedules are subject to change (i.e., individual sections are canceled if registration is low).
Pre-K (3s & 4s)
Pre-K (3s & 4s)
Mon Wed Fri
9:30am – 12:00pm
Preschoolers in a fully immersive Mandarin environment explore their own independence and relationship to the world. Under the guidance of our Mandarin-speaking early childhood experts, students gradually develop abilities to learn and solve problems independently through a variety of projects and activities. The curriculum—in addition to building social, emotional, cognitive and language skills—provides a structured framework for students to understand the world through subjects such as art, literature, science and math.
No prior Mandarin language skills are required for this class.
A typical half-day Pre-K class:
15 mins: free play, conversation follow group meeting
20 mins: circle time: math & science
15 mins: game time
20 mins: story time
15 mins: life skills training
15 mins: music
20 mins: project time
20 mins: movements
10 mins: wrap up and reading time
Classes will start the week of September 17, 2018.
Once a week $1800 per semester/Twice a week $3450 per semester/Three times a week $5062 per semester
Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. New students discount 10%