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Early Childhood

Our early childhood program at our University avenue preschool campus is composed of students ages 2-5. Students in the early childhood program enjoy a 100% Mandarin language immersion environment where all instruction is carried out in Mandarin by native speakers. The curriculum framework for student learning is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for ages 3-12, which is an internationally-recognized curriculum used by the top independent schools in almost 150 countries around the world. The IB PYP Curriculum requires that teachers engage students in their learning by providing hands-on, engaging, and differentiated learning activities that utilize inquiry, reflection, and action in every class. Mandarin Chinese, Math, Social Studies, and Sciences are integrated into transdisciplinary units where children work individually or in groups on projects that focus on both the process and the end result. Each year students complete four units of inquiry throughout the 36 week long school year. Our Program of Inquiry, includes 4 units that each class studies from Pre-K3 to Pre-K4 grade.  Our Pre-K2 class uses play based inquiry to develop their skills within the six domains of development to prepare for entry into the IB program for Pre-K3.