Bilingual Preschool

Schedule

 

Mornings in this program are taught in Chinese and are primarily done as full immersion where little to no English is spoken. The afternoons are taught in English and will cover most of the same topics, stories and songs as the Chinese class. This split allows the child to be fully submerged into both languages so their minds begin to connect the similarities and differences between them.

Preschool is offered to children ages 3-5. Children must be reliably potty trained to attend.


Daily Schedule

Preschool students will learn these basics in both Chinese and English using games, crafts, stories, role playing and much more! We use weekly themes such as: holiday, animal, outer-space, cultures, environments, etc. to keep children interested and always learning about the fascinating world they live in.

 

7:30 am- 9:00 am -- Drop-off Time

 

11:30am-12:00 am -- Lunch Time

 

12:30 pm-2:30 pm -- Nap Time

 

5:00 pm-6:25 pm -- Pick-up Time*

 

*Our school closes at 6:30 pm everday. Please arrive no later than 6:30 pm. 

 

What's my child's skill level?

Early K

3-4 year olds who are going to preschool for the first time and are learning basic school skills like cutting, pasting, and maintaining attention.

Pre K

3-5 year olds who are comfortable in school and have mastered basic gross and fine motor skills and are able to maintain attention for longer periods.

Early Learners

4-5 year olds who are ready to learn basic kindergarten skills.

Our Curriculum Includes:

  • Parts of the body and spatial awareness.
  • Months, weeks, days and seasons.
  • Shape recognition.
  • Color recognition.
  • Alphabet and letter formation (name writing).
  • Phonetics / beginning to recognize and read simple words or phrases.
  • Numbers 1-100 and some basic addition and subtraction concepts.
  • Classroom rules which teach social norms such as sharing, taking turns, patience, organization, how to follow basic directions and much more!
  • Motor skills/ using scissors, crafts and puzzles to build hand eye coordination.

Tuition

 Days of Week Tuition
Full-time (5 days) / 5 half days  $850/$550 monthly
4 full days  $700 monthly 
3 full days  $550  monthly
Drop-in $50 dollars per day flat fee
 Material and Book Fee  $100 per semester
 One-time Registration Fee  $100
 Note:  For siblings, one child will receive a 5% discount.
 No refund for sick days or vacation days

Please Note: No adjustments in cost of tuition can be made for the absence or vacation taken by children. If the child is absent for an extended period of time, a re-enrollment registration fee will be charged upon their return.
 

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Bilingualism 

Fig. 1

There are many benefits to bilingualism, some of which we've yet to discover. We often hear about the long term benefits of bilingualism, for example, decreased risk of dementia, greater empathy, and higher wages (see figure 1). But when it comes to  young children, the most essential result is an increased attention span (Kamenetz).  Children who can focus attention for longer will be able to abosorb more information and complete tasks that they start. Furthermore, children with longer attention spans will be able to commit more time to activities involving social partners, thereby cultivating early friendships. A child who is more adept at focusing and dividing attention will ultimatly get more out of educational activities, social interaction, and play. Goodtime encourages all parents, guardians, and instructors to continue learning about bilingualism, as new benefits are always being discovered!

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Kamenetz, Anya. "6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education." NPR. NPR, 29 Nov. 2016. Web. 02 Aug. 2017.

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