Ya-Ya Immersion Program
"Imagine sending your preschoolers to classes in a Chinese speaking country"
A full-immersion Mandarin Chinese program for ages 2 to 4 (as determined by the first day of class), created by a passionate team of native Mandarin speaking educators with a diverse range of graduate degrees from childhood education to music education. Our dynamic curriculum is designed specifically for a mixed age group to study a wide range of subjects in a 100% Mandarin Chinese immersive environment, integrating music, arts, science, math, and social studies. Each class is taught by two to three teachers, ensuring a low student-to-teacher ratio and individual attention for each child. Schedule a private tour today and find out why many families choose this program for their preschoolers to learn Mandarin!
“Mandarin Seeds is amazing! My two year old daughter had no previous Mandarin exposure, but the teachers have always made her feel comfortable and kept her engaged. She now knows her animals, numbers and colors – and sings lots of Mandarin nursery rhymes to me which I don’t understand. I am very impressed“ - Anne R., mother of a 2 year old
Ya-Ya Immersion Program Schedule
Age: 2 to 4 years old (age is determined by first day of class)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00am-11:30am
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-11:30am
Age: 2.5 to 4 years old (age is determined by first day of class)
Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm
Monday only 3:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday only 3:30pm-5:00pm (reserved for students with Mandarin background)
Mandarin Seeds requires new families to submit an application to enroll in Ya-Ya Immersion program. The application packet outlines details such as schedule, calendar and tuitions. Background in Mandarin is not required.
Click here to fill out the application for academic year of 2020-2021.
Sample schedule a Morning Class
(All activities are taught in Mandarin)
“Play” is “Work” for children! Children choose and focus on an activity in a center station, such as kitchen, play dough, or puzzles. The teachers will take time to work with each child individually while making observations and assessments.
Morning meeting where we welcome everyone. Everyday we observe the weather, the season and days of the week.
Music and Movement Time
Songs, instrument exploration, ear training, rhythms, pitch and elements of music are taught. Teachers incorporates movements to promote children's gross motor skill.
Focused Topic Learning
In-depth thematic learning, with vocabulary and sentence building. Introduction of basic chinese characters.
Students line up to wash hands, and enjoy home-prepared snacks.
Group or individual reading time from our extensive Chinese library.
Hands-on Project Time
Students get creative through hands-on projects such as arts & craft, cooking, or science experiments.
Clean Up & Goodbye
Students help teachers clean up. We sing our goodbye song.
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