The Kindergarten Section of YCIS provides a nurturing environment for children of nursery and preschool age. Children are at the heart of the early childhood programme experiencing the joy of learning. It is the needs of children that determine the learning, and their interests that steer the learning experiences we offer. For us, it is the most important that children see themselves as competent learners and know they are valued and understood.
Co-teaching effectively facilitates the bilingual learning environment where both Chinese and English languages are equally valued. Each class has an experienced early years team, comprising one English speaking and one Chinese teacher who plan together for the learning needs of individual children. They provide an enabling environment where children interact naturally, feel comfortable about their own identity, language and culture, and begin to move easily between cultures. Such an achievement contributes positively towards a child’s future success in school, and later, functioning well in a global world.
YCIS knows the deep responsibility it has to children and families. It values a partnership with parents and their involvement in their child’s learning journey.