Early Childhood Education
At YWIES Tongxiang, we provide a bilingual early childhood education setting from two to six years of age in Chinese and English, focusing on the developing the whole child as a person as well as a learner. We provide a respectful and nurturing environment that encourages exploration and discovery within which adults act as enablers for all children actively to participate in and design their own learning processes.
English Immersion Environment
We have native English speaking Western teachers in the class all day. Teachers will design different themes according to children's characteristics, interests and ages. Through games and stories, children can learn English naturally. With immersive learning they can not only pick up simple vocabulary and sentence patterns but also solve real-life problems and understand multi-culturalism.
The programme provides every child with opportunities to grow a positive self-identity. The adults ensure the programme meets each child's individual developmental needs. All learning areas integrate as the children, guided by the teachers, develop their physical, personal, social, communicative and emotional capabilities. Within this emergent model, the children begin to formulate understanding of, and skills in, English and Chinese literacy, mathematics, creativity and knowledge of the beauty and cultural diversity of the world around them.
Partnership with Parents
It is critical to the children’s development and success that parents actively participate in their child’s learning. Our newsletters, regular reports of the child’s ongoing learning journey and formal parental meetings are specifically designed to support this aim.