Recommendations for Preschool to prepare for Yuming?

Hello, we are curious if families of Yuming could recommend any mandarin immersion preschool programs to help prepare us for a potential future at Yuming? We have toured Pacific Rim, Shu Ren, and Guidepost Montessori. We know a family at Guidepost and visited this summer and loved it but it is the most expensive school we toured. We liked Shu Ren but are worried that the IB curriculum may be too rigorous at such a young age and don’t know any families currently in Shu Ren. Thanks so much! 

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Hi, there! Our three kids have gone through the Mandarin-immersion preschool program at American International Montessori (AIM), and were all very happy there. The teachers are caring and attentive, and each child learns at their own pace. The tuition also happens to less expensive than many of the other private preschool options. The staff are all super supportive, as well. Highly recommend!


We are not attending Yu Ming but our older daughter has been in Mandarin immersion since 2 years old without us speaking much Mandarin at home and has great language skills. She attended Global Montessori International School, and then Shu Ren for the year before K at which point, the more academically rigorous approach seemed to interest her. 
Also, Little Lamb in El Cerrito gets RAVE reviews if that is feasible. 

Bay Sky Montessori, depending on your child's personality.