Our curriculum development is based on children’s interests. Different curriculum is designed for each age group. Children’s ideas are fully respected and reflected in our curriculum design. Their growth and development in the areas of emotional, cognitive, social, and physical are fully considered and implemented in our curriculum. Our program offers children a variety of stimulating experiences, including: art, gym, music, violin, and swimming class (preschool only).
We focus on integrating simplified Mandarin Chinese into everyday curriculum and activities. Our teachers help children understand and master the language according to children’s ages and their Chinese proficiency levels. For beginners, teachers use context, drawings, body language, gestures, and facial expressions to help students understand daily Chinese vocabulary. We move on to phrase and sentence level when they are ready. For children who have already had some exposure in Chinese, we encourage them to speak Chinese in complete sentences. We further create opportunities for them to read and write simple Chinese characters.
Although Little Panda is a Mandarin Immersion program, we also teach math, science, art, music, literacy, and physical education. We believe by carrying out our teaching philosophy, our children at Little Panda will be in love with Chinese culture and Chinese language. They can truly “Learn while playing”.