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.
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 every day. Please arrive no later than 6:30 pm.
Our Curriculum Includes:
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 the 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 absorb 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 ultimately 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!
Kamenetz, Anya. "6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education." NPR. NPR, 29 Nov. 2016. Web. 02 Aug. 2017.