Our program employs educated and caring Chinese teachers, who focus on their
daily interaction with the children through interesting, useful, and meaningful
topics in Mandarin.
All teachers’ qualifications must meet the requirement of Department of Early
Education and Care (DEEC). In addition, sSome teachers have earned a
Master’s degree, BA degree, or associate degree. All of our teachers are
trained in CPR and First Aid as well as in various aspects of early childhood
Each classroom consists of a teaching team of two teachers, an assistant
teacher, and a foster grandmother.
As a Chinese Mandarin Immersion program, Little Panda staff are all fluent in
standard Chinese Mandarin.
Cindy Liao (Program founder and director)
I am a mother of a middle school boy and a Kindergarten girl. I have been in the field of education since 1999. With a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Normal University, I had taught elementary school children and opened my own after-school, Sunday school and summer school program for young children
in Harbin, China. In 2006, I came to America and have had a wide set of
experiences ranging from after school program instructor, Chinese language
teacher, to early education teacher.
After becoming licensed as Director II, Director I, Lead Teacher for Preschool,
Toddler and Infant, my passion in Mandarin Immersion early education
eventually led me to open the doors of Little Panda in 2012. It’s been such a
rewarding, educational, and personal journey. I strive to infuse Chinese language
learning with creative and cultural elements for each of our Little Panda cubs,
and I invite you to come join our family.