PRESCHOOL IMMERSION APPROACH
The Children’s House program has a Chinese and a Japanese track. In both tracks, the target language (Chinese/Japanese) and English are taught all day. Classroom time also includes read-aloud sessions, cultural materials, and songs in Chinese/Japanese. In the afternoon, a head teacher stays in the classroom and continues instruction in Chinese/Japanese. The afternoons are also where English writing and reading are emphasized. Because most language instruction takes place in the afternoons, we require children who are no longer napping to stay until 3:15 p.m. We believe this 100% immersion approach is essential in enabling children to speak the language, and not just understand it.