Welcome to Early Childhood Center
The BIBA Early Childhood Center (ECC), hosting children 2 years to 4 years of age, provides an immersive, bilingual curriculum where teaching time is equally divided between English and Chinese. Our Chinese and foreign teachers collaborate in age-leveled teams to provide a warm, rich, interesting, and safe learning environment for all children. At BIBA ECC, students are grouped into three age groups. We are committed to providing high-quality learning experiences for our students each day and strive to allow them many opportunities to learn and grow. Our teacher teams share student progress and overall development with parents several times throughout the year.
We offer various activities for our students daily. Students have free play-time to select their own activities. They also have teamwork time, during which children explore their world as a team under the teacher’s supervision. Sometimes they engage in small and whole group discussions where every child has a chance to express herself or himself. They also have outdoor time where they can play on our playground, which is designed for younger children, or they can explore nature. They read books, build with blocks, bake cakes, and explore nature. Having a great time is all part of their learning experience at the BIBA ECC.
The children at ECC are consistently engaged in small group and large group experiences to help awaken, develop, and model the concept of collaboration, sharing, and teamwork. As a bilingual school, we strive to create a balance between English and Chinese in a multicultural, “print-rich and language rich” environment. We believe that childhood is a very special time in a child’s life.
Throughout the BIBA ECC experience, children are in constant discovery mode. They are encouraged to explore their immediate surroundings and to share their impressions with their peers and their teachers. We challenge children to inquire more and we work to push their thinking further. Children are also exposed to different activities that will foster and encourage creativity: building with blocks, cooking, art, emergent reading, acting out a book/story, and dramatic play.
Parents are strong partners in our ECC program. We strive to build positive and strong school and family relationships and work together to give our children the best learning experience possible.