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Kindergarten

In our Kindergarten program, we prioritize an inquiry-based approach, placing a strong emphasis on fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and active engagement in learning. The program is built upon an inquiry-play-based continuum that seamlessly integrates these principles to create a dynamic and meaningful educational experience for our young learners.

At the heart of our Kindergarten program is the promotion of inquiry-based learning. We encourage kindergartners to explore their interests, ask questions, and actively participate in their own learning process. Through inquiry, they develop problem-solving skills, learn to think critically, and deepen their understanding of various concepts. We create an environment that sparks their natural curiosity and supports their investigations and discoveries.

While play-based practice remains important in our Kindergarten program, our focus is on nurturing inquiry as a driving force behind learning. Play provides a context for inquiry, allowing kindergartners to apply their knowledge, skills, and understanding in meaningful and imaginative ways. We provide carefully designed play experiences and materials that stimulate their curiosity and promote deeper exploration.

Within our inquiry-based continuum, our teachers play a crucial role in supporting and guiding kindergartners' learning journeys. They observe, listen, and engage in purposeful interactions to extend their thinking, encourage further questioning, and introduce new ideas. Teachers facilitate discussions, provide resources, and offer guidance to help kindergartners explore their inquiries more deeply.

Through this approach, we empower our young learners to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners.

Our Team

Jasmine Huang

Jasmine Huang

Titles: Lower School Mandarin Co-Teacher
Avital Kaplan

Avital Kaplan

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Yanni LIU

Yanni LIU

Titles: Lower School Mandarin Co-Teacher
Max Pellant

Max Pellant

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Alice Van Der Westhuizen

Alice Van Der Westhuizen

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Kay Xu

Kay Xu

Titles: Lower School Mandarin Co-Teacher
Kiomi Yeoman

Kiomi Yeoman

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu

Titles: Lower School Mandarin Co-Teacher