At YCIS, ages two to six are all about immersing our students in a supportive, bilingual learning environment, where Chinese and international teachers work together with parents to develop confident, caring, and curious young learners. The focus in these early years is on whole-child development, building the character foundations, personal and social values that will support students for life.
Co-teaching effectively facilitates the bilingual learning environment in our international preschool where both Chinese and English languages are equally valued. Each class has an experienced early years team, comprising one English speaking and one Chinese speaking teacher who plan together for the learning needs of individual children.
The co-teaching model provides an enabling environment where children are able to:
Such an achievement contributes positively towards a child's future success in school, and later, functioning well in a global world.
Yew Chung International School of Beijing knows the great responsibility it has to children and families. It values a partnership with parents and their involvement in their child's learning journey.
The YCIS Beijing preschool was renovated during the 2015/2016 academic year to meet the needs of its new Learning Communities. Designed by a team of architects from the renowned architecture firm FNI, the new area features flexible learning spaces with removable walls that allow individual classrooms to connect with "The Common".
This transparency between classrooms creates a more responsive and engaging learning communities. More subtle aspects of the overall area, including colour, texture, shape, and lighting, have been redesigned as well to provide an area which is even more conducive to stimulating student learning.
Finally, the entire area is equipped with the same air filtration system, advised by environmental solution consultant PureLiving China, present throughout the school, allowing students to enjoy active play even during smoggy Beijing days. Parents can check on automatically updated air quality readings for all major facilities on campus via Qlear's website.
With the creation of this brand new centre, YCIS Beijing is now equipped to provide exemplary learning opportunities to its youngest students for years to come. Come and take a look for yourself; you'll want to stay and play!
Check out our virtual tour to see this dynamic learning space for yourself!