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MANDARIN

EARLY LEARNING MANDARIN

Welcome to Happy Hall’s Mandarin Program, designed for children aged 3-4 years. Our program integrates Mandarin language learning into every aspect of our educational offerings, creating a rich, immersive environment where young learners can thrive.

 

Guided by our experiential learning philosophy, we believe in the transformative power of hands-on experiences and real-world exploration. This method helps children deeply internalize concepts and ignites their passion for discovery, equipping them with skills that are applicable in diverse settings.

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MULTILINGUALISM

Our Mandarin curriculum builds on Happy Hall's broader educational program, reinforcing foundational knowledge, skills, and concepts across core academic areas.

 

Mandarin instruction encompasses at least half of our students' daily schedule, fostering balanced language proficiency. With a collaborative teaching approach, one English-speaking and one Mandarin-speaking teacher work together to emphasize foundational literacy and numeracy.

 

BENEFITS OF MULTILINGUALISM

Multilingual children gain cognitive, academic, and social advantages in educational settings and beyond. Children absorb another language more readily when instructed in an organic bilingual environment. This natural immersion method enhances their language proficiency and cultural understanding, preparing them for a globally interconnected world.

MANDARIN AT HAPPY HALL

WHY CHOOSE OUR MANDARIN PROGRAM?

Early Language Acquisition: Leveraging the critical period of early childhood, we immerse children in Mandarin through play, songs, stories, and interactive activities.

  • Cultural Enrichment: Introducing children to the rich cultural heritage of Chinese-speaking countries fosters open-mindedness and a global perspective.

  • Experienced Educators: Our teachers are fluent in Mandarin and experienced in early childhood education, creating a nurturing environment for learning.

  • Tailored Curriculum: Designed to meet the developmental needs of preschoolers, our curriculum focuses on listening and speaking skills using engaging and educational materials.

  • Parental Involvement: We maintain a strong partnership with parents, providing regular updates and ensuring their involvement in their child’s language learning journey.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Immersive Environment: Mandarin language surrounds children throughout their day, promoting natural and intuitive learning.

  • Small Class Sizes: Personalized attention and support are given to each child.

  • Interactive Learning: Hands-on activities, including arts and crafts, music, and games, make learning Mandarin enjoyable and effective.

  • Cultural Celebrations: Participation in traditional celebrations such as Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival enhances cultural understanding and appreciation.

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DISCOVERY CENTERS

Our Discovery Centers are the hubs of creative learning and exploration within our classrooms, serving as foundational pillars for holistic child development. Here, every area is meticulously designed as a learning tool, promoting social and physical growth, and kindling the innate curiosity within each child. These centers are not just spaces but experiences, where the joys of discovery and the excitement of learning intertwine, fostering an early love for knowledge and exploration.

LIFE SKILLS

Life Skills are the cornerstone of our learning environment, reflecting our commitment to fostering responsible, caring, and flexible individuals. These skills are more than characteristics; they are lived values, actively embodied and modeled within our classrooms every day. They are the foundation for creating an atmosphere ripe with accountability, empowerment, empathy, and safety.

By emphasizing constructive problem-solving and effective communication, we guide children to understand and resolve conflicts positively, mitigating frustration and discouragement. This approach aligns with our experiential learning philosophy, enabling children to apply these vital skills in real-world contexts.

OUTDOOR EXPLORATION

learning extends far beyond the classroom walls. Our outdoor exploration program is designed to ignite curiosity, foster a love for nature, and promote physical, emotional, and cognitive development in our young learners. Through hands-on, experiential learning activities, we encourage children to engage with the world around them in meaningful ways.

Embrace the Adventure of Learning!
Outdoor exploration is not just play; it's an adventure in learning! Each step outside is an opportunity for our students to:

 

  • Discover Nature: From the tiny insects crawling under rocks to the patterns of leaves and the changing seasons, nature is our most fascinating classroom. Our guided nature walks, garden activities, and sensory play are designed to connect children with the environment, teaching them about the world in a direct, engaging way.
     

  • Develop Physical Skills: Climbing, jumping, running, and balancing activities are not only fun but crucial for developing motor skills. Our outdoor environment is equipped with safe, age-appropriate structures that encourage physical development and healthy lifestyles from an early age.
     

  • Foster Creativity and Imagination: The great outdoors is a canvas for creativity. Whether it's building forts, creating natural art, or engaging in imaginative play, children are encouraged to express themselves and think outside the box.
     

  • Cultivate Social Skills: Outdoor play is a communal activity. It's where friendships blossom and essential social skills like sharing, cooperation, and problem-solving are practiced in real time.

LOCATIONS

Give your child the gift of a second language and a window into a vibrant culture. Enroll in Happy Hall’s Mandarin Program today and watch your child thrive in a bilingual environment. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact us.

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