Curriculum Overview

  • 36-week academic-year program

  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio

  • 90%-100% Mandarin -Chinese

  • Half-day, 5x per week (full-day is closed)

  • Ages 3-5 years old

  • Individualized programs

  • Quarterly assessment

  • Experiential Learning -interactive, fun and creative environment

  • Preparation for Kindergarten

4 Categories of Skill

Cognitive: build learning skills to think, read, learn, remember, reason and pay attention

Social & Emotional: build communication skill and develop strong, positive and trusting relationships with adults and peers

Life: build good social and cooperation skills, responsibility, good manners and etiquette

Motor: build coordination of muscle movements

Daily Schedule

AM Half/Full Day Full Day Description
8:30-8:35 AM 12:00-12:05 PM Arrival Time
8:35-9:05 AM 12:05-12:35 PM Learning Centers
9:05-9:15 AM 12:35-12:45 PM Music and Movement
9:15-9:30 AM 12:45-1:00 PM Circle Time
9:30-9:45 AM 1:00-1:15 PM Focused Topic Learning
9:45-10:15 AM 1:15-1:45 PM Snack and Story Time
10:15-10:45 AM 1:45-2:15 PM Focused Topic Learning: Hands-on Projects
10:45-10:55 AM 2:15-2:25 PM Clean Up and Social Time
10:55-11:00 AM 2:25-2:30 PM Pick-up Time
11:00-12:00 PM Lunch Time (Full Day)

Weekly Schedule

2019-2020 Academic Year
September 4, 2019 - June 5, 2020
9 Months

AM Half/Full Day Section for 3-5 Years Old

M-FR 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Full Day Section for 3-5 Years Old

M-FR 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

School Holidays
Columbus Day Oct 14
Thanksgiving Break Nov 27-29
Winter Break Dec 23-Jan 3
New Year’s Day Jan 1
M. L. King Day Jan 20
Presidents’ Day Feb 17
Spring Break Mar 23-28
Memorial Day May 25

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Special Events and Programs

Friday Special Program

Available to all preschool students. Playgroup base that focus on arts & crafts, music movement, story time, fine motor & sensory activities covered on that week. 

Story Times

Paper Lantern host a variety of story times in the Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park Community as well as special summer events through the park district. My Gym, Wonder Works, Buzz Café, Junction Diner and Magic Tree Book Store are a few local business that we will host story times throughout the year. Please visit out website for dates and time.

Annual Performances

Students will perform at the Chinese New Year (January/February)

Quarterly Assessment

Along with individualized programs that helps us better understand your child's learning style, each student is given an interactive quarterly assessment test , targeting areas for improvement .  Parent/Teacher conference will follow the assessment. Discussing in detail your child's performance & ways that you and your child's teacher can work collectively moving forward.