Little Panda has been open since 2012. The founder and director Cindy Liao has been in the field of education since 1999, she has taught at elementary schools and other educational programs in China, as well as in childcare centers in Boston. In her extensive experience, she realized that children can start to explore and learn different languages and cultures from a young age.
During the past 8 years, Little Panda explores ways to help children understand and master the Chinese language according to children's ages and their Chinese proficiency levels. We use different methods and approaches for children to learn Chinese, also we hold a variety of events and provide enrichment activities for children and parents. Since we constantly explore new ways and improve upon existing methods, Little Panda has become Boston's Unique Mandarin Immersion Childcare Program.
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
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 iss 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”.
Little Panda is a Boston Childcare Center serving children from 2 months to 7 years old. Our mission is to ensure that our children from in a Mandarin Immersion, Happy Learning Environment, and Whole-Child development focused enrichment program.
Little Panda focuses on integration simplified Mandarin Chinese into everyday curriculum and activities. Teachers help children understand and master the language in line with children's age and their Chinese proficiency level. We want out children to become independent, confident, and curious learners
Little Panda offers children a variety of stimulating experiences, including: art, gym, music group classes, private violin class, and swimming class (preschool only). We also hold many holiday events, family potluck, field trips, weekend extended program for children and families every year.
Little Panda provides Breakfasts, Hot Lunch Entrees, and Afternoon snacks with milk, fresh fruits, and vegetables every day. At Little Panda, food service is an integral part of the curriculum. Nutritional meals are a key component of a child's ability to thrive, and enjoy their learning experience. Healthy meals come at no additional tuition cost to our families.
Little Panda does not discriminate against children and their families on the basis of race, gender, age, income, health condition, religion, cultural heritage, political belief and marital status.