THE CHILD ACADEMY
We Inspire a Love of Learning to Last a Lifetime
"A Home Away from Home"
C H I L D
Confident in Myself
Humble in Achievement
Inquisitive in Learning
Loving Towards Others
Daring To Explore
The Child Academy provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment where the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of all children ’s learning met in a safe, creative and nurturing environment. We use a combination of play based and literacy activities to help foster self-esteem, critical thinking, problem solving and leadership in an environment that includes structured, routine and open discovery preschool learning activities. In our supportive, bilingual environment children develop their language competencies in English and Mandarin, as well as their understanding of the world helping to prepare your children for success in an ever more connected international community. The Child Academy has students from over 20 nationalities and both campuses are custom designed to be environmentally friendly, with abundant space, ample natural light, communal dining halls and large outdoor play areas. Our team of passionate and professional educators guide young learners with respect, care and enthusiasm to inspire a love of preschool learning that will last a lifetime. We devote our lifetime to early childhood education.
Children’s Home for International Learning & Development
● TCA MISSION
The Child Academy is dedicated to providing a loving and healthy environment for the development of children. Their creativity, independence, critical thinking, global awareness and social emotional development. We are committed to developing future leaders that both lead and serve others. We believe that nurturing a child’s love for life, self-esteem and overall happiness are equally as important as developing their minds.
● TCA CORE VALUES
Daring to Explore
The classrooms are all bilingual with equal attention given to lessons in both English and Mandarin and are led by a team of one Foreign and one Chinese Home Room Teacher. In addition, all classes have Teacher Assistants to comply with or exceed NAEYC preschool standards from the USA.
Daily communication through Brightwheel, monthly newsletter, weekly Wechat updates and regular parent-teacher conferences keep parents well informed on their child’s activities and progress. Regular assessments throughout the year document each child’s developmental milestones and achievements. As a result, children will be well prepared to enter grade one at any local or international primary school.
Addressing the needs of Chinese children, we offer an intensive study program to develop English competencies. The program is supplementary with an extra hour daily devoted to English phonics, vocabulary, sentence structures and reading comprehension.
To challenge and stimulate children with increased proficiency in reading, we offer a supplemental program to advance skills in literacy. We proudly utilize “Reading A to Z” to engage children and encourage and develop greater literary fluency. As an added benefit, reading materials and worksheets can be made available on request to parents who would like to participate in further home study with their child.
The Child Academy offers a variety of after school enrichment programs for all children. All Child Academy activities are designed to stimulate children’s curiosity in areas of creative, cognitive and physical development. We invite you to encourage your child’s interest in one of our numerous after school programs.
Little Picasso, Cooking, Piano Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Kaixinmahua Drama Lessons
Advance Phonics, ROBOROBO engineering, French Lessons, Spanish Lessons
Gymnastics, Ballet, Kung Fe, Soccer, Dance
The Child Academy’s progressive, literacy based curriculum is a unique blend of both child and adult directed lessons grounded in the socio-cultural approach to cognitive development and multiple-intelligences theory. It is an approach that emphasizes the importance of social learning, community awareness and cultural understanding in early childhood development which accommodates the different modes of learning within each child. In addition, our curriculum features multi-subject lessons relating to themes from classic children’s books that engage the imagination and inspires children’s natural curiosity about the world.
Empirical research indicates that Early literacy benefits include: expanding vocabulary, maintaining longer attention spans and increased retention of information in school. Through wide ranging activities and across multiple subjects, our teachers and students explore the themes of classic children’s stories while reinforcing literacy and a love of reading which is the foundation for success in primary school and beyond.
STEAM Focused Learning
STEAM is much more than the individual subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) in its acronym. Stem projects for kids is a philosophy and holistic approach to teaching that connects all educational disciplines through reality based, student centered, problem solving activities and challenges. STEAM classes are meaningful and fun as they foster curiosity and the love of exploration through the incorporation of methods aligned with the natural way children learn and build interest in the world around them. TCA’s STEAM approach and specialized classes such as kids science experiments are more.
Language & Literacy
Language and literacy skills are tied to a child’s ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Learning language is a cognitive and social experience and requires symbolic processing. The relationship between thought and word is a process with continuous shifting between word to thought and back again. The Child Academy features a literacy-rich curriculum and invites children to ask questions and explore ideas through discussion and dramatic play. In addition, we encourage children to construct autobiographical narratives in the form of storytelling, journaling and drawing. Language skills are some of the best predictors of academic success.
Math & Reasoning
Math and reasoning covers a broad range of skills including a child’s ability to count, understand number sense, manipulate objects in space, create and recognize patterns, sort, compare and measure. Research on children’s learning in the first six years of life confirms the importance of early experiences in mathematics for lasting positive outcomes. Through the Child Academy curriculum, children develop the ability to reason mathematically and become increasingly sophisticated in the ability to recognize and analyze the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Children’s early mathematical experiences play a significant role in the development of their understanding of mathematics, and serve as a foundation for their cognitive development.
Science skills include a child’s ability to inquire, predict and evaluate observations. It supports a child’s ability to explore everyday life, physical properties within the surrounding environment and to make sense of concepts such as weather, natural habitats, and technology.
Similar to learning to count or read, developing skills in science for kids is a lifelong process. Metacognitive skills develop as children describe what they see, ask questions about it, repeat the experience, and then think about how it connects to what they know about their surrounding environment. The Child Academy leverages preschool science experiments, science-based projects and processes throughout the curriculum because science discovery serves as an ideal conduit for supporting early childhood development across different domains.
Physical development refers to a child’s gross and fine motor skills. To increase strength, muscle control and coordination, the child needs an environment that encourages play and fitness, as well as proper nutrition.
Physical development in children follows a directional pattern. Large muscles develop before small muscles. The Child Academy curriculum actively engages a child’s mind and body through multidisciplinary activities that invite children to touch, climb, crawl, and manipulate objects and ideas.
Second Language Acquisition
Learning a second language is a complex social and cognitive process. It includes phases from pre-production where children observe and respond but only with gestures. Over time, the child will progress into speech emergence and then ultimately gain fluency both in second language comprehension and communication.
The Child Academy curriculum includes numerous bilingual tools, colorful visual aids, and hands-on projects that invite children from diverse language backgrounds to participate successfully in the learning community and routines of day. Engaging the child and encouraging him to express himself in the second language throughout the day builds natural connections between real-life and language concepts.
Social & Emotional
Social and emotional development refers to a child’s ability to identify feelings, self-regulate and build relationships. High-quality relationships correlate to positive outcomes for young children. Brain research also verifies that emotional and cognitive development are interrelated. Therefore, we integrate a social-emotional component into all TCA lesson plans because young children who have strong social and emotional development are more likely to have good academic performance in future schooling.
Baby ELITE is an Educational and Physical Developmental Program for infants of the ages 3 months up to 12 months. This program was carefully designed with developmental aspects of inspirations by the baby sign language, the German Pekip program, the Montessori learning and the International Infant Massage Concept.This unique 12 - Week Program was designed to cover all Educational and Physical developmental aspects of an infant to reach maximal developmental skills learning. The Program covers 5 foundational developmental stages:1. ART & CREATIVITY 2. MELODY & MOVEMENT 3. SENSORY EXPLORATION4. MOMMY & BABY EXERCISES 5. BABY RELAX & SIGN LANGUAGE
Postnatal Mommy & Baby Exercise Course:
Age Group 2-10 months｜6 - Week Program｜45min each session｜Wednesday’s 2pm
Our Postnatal Exercise Class is a unique, interactive and effective way to exercise while bonding with your baby.
Postnatal Recovery Course. Exercises are focused on rebuilding strength after pregnancy and birth. Interactive movements are adapted to suit all baby ages of 2 to 12 months
The class is held in English by professionals such as a German Doula, as well as certified in Pre- and Postnatal training.
Infant Massage Parent Course:
Age Group 2-12 months｜6 - Week Program｜45min each session｜Monday’s 2pm
This professional instructed massage course for your infant will teach a comprehensive course which includes all body massage strokes to support baby overall relaxation and health, relief growing pains and discomfort.
This beautiful course supports baby and parental bonding. Suitable for Infant age 2-10 months.
Taught by a certified trained instructor by the official International Association of Infant Massage.
Early Education Foundation
Mommybow's Early Education Foundation (EEF) is a unique experience that establishes an effortless, anxiety-free transition into preschool for young learners between the ages of 14-24 months. Parents and Babies will partake in a twice weekly, half-day routine influenced by The Child Academy curriculum and led by experienced, qualified teachers. Focusing on sensory, pre-phonics/ language development, art, and Montessori inspired classes. EEF class will ease into the pre-k/ nursery level classes at The Child Academy when they enroll their child following the completion of Mommybow's Early Education Foundation.
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