Bilingual Preschool

Schedule

Our school is fun and flexible! We accept both full and half day students.

Tuition

We offer an excellent and affordable education and strive to help your child succeed.

Bilingualism

Learn about the benefits of bilingualism!

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

The curriculum will cover the following and much more:

  • 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.

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.

  • 7:30-8:30 Free Activities and Arrival
  • 8:30-9:00 Chinese Songs or physical exercises
  • 9:00-9:45 Chinese Language Arts
  • 9:45-10:00 Snack Time
  • 10:00-10:45 Outdoor Playground
  • 10:45-11:30 Math/Art Projects in Chinese
  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-12:30 Free Activities
  • 12:30-2:00 Nap Time/ Quiet Time
  • 2:00-3:00 Wake Up/ Free Activities
  • 3:00-3:10 Snack Time
  • 3:45- 4:00 Outdoor activities
  • 4:00-4:30 Circle Time (English and Chinese are optional)
  • 4:30-5:00 Work/Project Time (English or Chinese)
  • 5:00-6:00 Pick Up Time/ Free Activities

Tuition

 Days of Week Tuition
Full-time / 5 half days  $850/$550 monthly
 4 full / half days a week  $700/$450 monthly 
 3 full / half days a week  $550/$350 monthly
 2 full / half days a week  $360/$240 monthly
 1 full / half day  $200/$130 monthly
 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 to bilingualism, for example, decreased risk of dementia, greater empathy, and higher wages (see figure 1). But when it comes to  young children, the most influential 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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