Ya-Ya Summer @home
for 3 - 5 years old
Let the fun of learning Mandarin continues this summer at home
Small Class Size
Cap at 6 students per morning class.
Cap at 3 students per afternoon Mini Club.
Short Sessions with Flexibility
Each session runs only 30 or 45 minutes.
Multiple sessions are offered everyday, you can build your own schedule by choosing one to many sessions.
The More the Merrier
Incentives offer for multiple classes/weeks. Check out registration page for more details.
Families love our
We think you are doing a fantastic job! Thank you to all the teachers for all the time they have spent planning engaging, interactive lessons for the students through distance learning. Our daughter continues to enjoy her classes with her teachers and friends even if it's delivered in a different format. When asked which is her favorite part, her response was, "我都喜欢！“（I like it all!). We are very appreciative that she is still able to receive a high quality education despite the unfortunate situation.
— Janie & Ranjan, parents
1. When does registration start?
Priority registration starts at 9am on May 26th for current families, and open to the public on June 1.
2. What is the difference between “Dolphin”, ”Sea Turtle” and “Seahorse” class?
Your child will learn something different in each class! Each class has a similar structure, with familiar Ya-Ya routines like circle time, warm up movement, topic and vocabulary time, and then a focus activity that is unique to each class. For example, on a typical morning, the “Dolphin” class may invite a specialist to do a “show and tell” about a musical instrument, while the “Sea Turtle” class may work on an arts project, and then the “Seahorse” class has the popular and dynamic storybook reading time.
3. How many classes should I sign up for my child?
Every child is unique! We really recommend that you choose based on the time(s) that work best for your child. Some children may enjoy attending 2 or 3 classes, while for some children, one class may be enough. There is a 15-minute break in between each class and the teachers will remind the children to get up, move their bodies and walk around. You have the flexibility in making your own morning schedule that works best for your child.
4. Will my child get bored if I sign up for 2 or 3 classes?
Since each class has some variations, a unique activity, as well as its own class dynamic, your child will surely experience and discover different surprises in each class!
5. I am worried about too much screen time for my child.
As educators, we totally understand that virtual instruction cannot replace real in-person classroom instructions. However, if attending a physical program is not possible, we believe that our enriching virtual Mandarin program will not only provide the much needed continuity in Mandarin education, but also give the child the benefit of a familiar routine other than prolonged unstructured time .
6. What is the cancellation policy? Can I make up a missed class?
There will be no make-up class or cancellation for any reason.
7. Do I need to prepare any materials for the class?
Around early June, we will publish the list of “class materials” needed for each summer week.
(a) You may choose to prepare the materials at home.
(b) You can pick up (contact-less) a FREE pack of materials at our 23 Warren location on designated dates.
(c) Mandarin Seeds can mail the materials to you for an extra “materials admin fee”.
8. What age is appropriate for Ya-Ya Summer @home?
Your child needs to be at least 3 years of age by June 1st, 2020 or an enrolled student in our Ya-Ya Immersion Spring 2020 program. A summary of program options by age group:
Age 3y to 5y Ya-Ya Summer @home
Age 2y and under please sign up for BaoBao Singalong @home
Age 6y to 10y please sign up for Big Kids Summer @home
Age 2y to 6y limited spots for our new Laoshi & Me 1-on-1 program
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