Chinese Immersion Program

Introduction: 

 

The MSS Chinese curriculum stems from The Guide to Preschool Education Curriculum of Shanghai. It's focus of imparting knowledge; understanding and openness are woven throughout the curriculum.

 

The Philosophy:  Holistic Child Development

 

1. The curriculum fulfills each child's needs for safety and health, love and respect, and provides many opportunities for them to learn and develop.

 

2. The curriculum is age-appropriate and encourages children to actively participate in learning activities at their own pace.

 

3. The curriculum respects the individuality of each child and places emphasis on an individualized education.

 

Objective:

 

Through the implementation of the curriculum, the children are able to develop emotionally, socially and cognitively, become healthy and happy, curious about exploration, friendly and amiable, fond of nature, caring, courageous and confident children, and have a strong sense of responsibility.

 

Goals:

 

1. To learn the essential skills necessary to participate fully in community life, and to experience the joy of loving and caring interactions and cooperation between people.

 

2. To develop good life habits and a positive attitude, gain in their ability to be independent and have an initial sense of responsibility.

 

3. To actively participate in activities that enhances health and well being while developing gross motor skills.

 

4. To be in touch with the nature and society, have a basic understanding of the relationship between human beings and the environment, and develop an interest in learning and exploration.

 

5. To begin to understand the richness of cultural diversity, discover and feel the beauty of life, and develop aesthetic appreciation skills.

 

6. To begin to express and describe life through language and various artistic means, and develop their imagination.

 

Curriculum Content:

 

Practical life, Physical activities, Academic study, Games

 

Fundamental experience:  (practical life)

 

1. To implement a daily routine and gain experience of living a decent life.

 

2. To learn how to protect oneself, and have a healthy and safe lifestyle.

 

3. To be able to adapt to group life and find enjoyment in it.

 

4. To learn to become independent and accumulate life experience.

 

Fundamental experience: (physical activity)

 

1. To discover the joys and rhythms of movement in his environment.

 

2. To boldly try all kinds of body movements and experience various possibilities.

 

3. To experience movement with the assistance of various materials and equipment, and try new games.

 

4. To respond to signals and be able to follow rules.

 

5. To develop a sense of direction and be able to adjust his movement according to location and distance.

 

6. To exercise in nature, give their best and have fun in the process.

 

7. To develop a quick response to dangers, have control of movement and develop safety awareness.



Fundamental experience (study)

 

1. To perceive different elements in the environment through the use of their senses, and compare and discover the relationships between the various elements.


2. To collect information about objects and materials found in nature through various means and be able to communicate and share the information.


3. To learn about their own body characteristics and to understand and enjoy the process of growth and development of the physical body.


4. To be in close touch with nature, observe and explore the environment, and learn about the relationship between man and nature.


5. To become sensitive to numbers, quantity, shape, time and space, and solve simple problems encountered in daily life by using acquired experience and simple math methods.


6. To keep contact with and learn about humans, things and objects, feel the influence that technologies have on the daily life, learn and observe the norms and rules essential for community life.


7. To appreciate the richness of cultural diversity, and develop a love for hometown and motherland.


8. To learn to speak Mandarin, communicate with people, listen and understand daily speech, and develop an interest in writing and reading in Mandarin.


9. Through a variety of interesting works, the child will use their imagination and be able to express their feelings in a way he prefers.

 

Games fulfill the intrinsic needs of children aged 0-6 for spontaneous and independent activities. It plays an important part in the curriculum.

       

Guide to giving attention and direction:

 

1. Emotional experience

 

2. Cognitive behavior

 

3. Interaction with peers

 

4. Spontaneous practice of movement



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