Ya-Ya Pod


Ya-Ya Pod (芽芽家園) is a small group learning program based on our popular Ya-Ya Immersion curriculum, created by our dedicated team of educators who are experienced in both early childhood and Mandarin education! 

Children will learn school skills through play in a Mandarin immersion environment while enjoying the benefits of learning safely in the comfort of a family home.

  • 3 to 5 students per pod

  • 1 teacher with a stand-by grownup adult from the group (could be the same person or rotation)

  • Morning 2.5-hr and afternoon 2-hr available

Teacher qualifications:

  • Standard Mandarin accent

  • Master or Bachelor degree 

  • Intensive training by Mandarin Seeds Ya-Ya team

  • Lots of Love 💗 and patience

  • Joy in teaching children

To learn more, click here to watch info session.

We are happy to announce that we have two Ya-Ya Pod host locations, morning in Tribeca and afternoon in Union Square. Please submit your Ya-Ya Pod application here if you are interested in joining either location.

*Spots are very limited and not guaranteed. 


* Our team is committed to thoughtful planning and careful consideration of various factors before we will proceed in forming a potential pod. A mandatory meeting with all the pod family members together will be required in reviewing all the safety and health measures, which must be agreed upon by all the members before a pod can be confirmed.

Morning 2.5-hour

Sample Schedule


  9:30 -   9:45  Work Time

  9:45 - 10:00  Circle Time & Movement  

10:00 - 10:15  Topic Study

10:15 - 10:30  Snack Time

10:30 - 10:45  Story Time

10:45 - 11:00  Arts & Crafts / Science Project

11:00 - 11:55  Outdoor Time / Special Activity 

11:55 - 12:00  Goodbye 

*Afternoon runs on the 2-hour schedule at a faster pace. It's recommended for 3y and up.

Mandarin Seeds

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New York NY 10011

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