Ya Ya Chinese Child Care
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Re: Mandarin Immerson Summer camp
You may try Ya Ya Chinese School (https://sites.google.com/site/yayachineseschool/). My 6-yr old daughter, with some language experience and have been there for almost 2 weeks and she really enjoy the loving, relaxing enviroment in Ya Ya. Ms. He the lead teacher is experienced and kept kids at all age well entertained and enthusiastic to learn the language through songs, games, and some gong-fu. And declicious lunch is provided as well. Check out more info on their website and their summer camp is still open for enrollment. Hongli
Re: Mandarin afterschool programs in the East Bay
My daughter attends Ya Ya Chinese Childcare in Albany and we LOVE LOVE LOVE this program. Teacher He is so good with the kids and in addition to Mandarin language, she teaches them calligraphy, math with abacus, Kung Fu/Tai Chi, she does arts and crafts, cooking, gardening. It is such a warm and loving atmosphere, like a home away from home. She just created a new website, definitely check it out: https://sites.google.com/site/yayachineseschool/ VERY highly recommend! Happy Parent
We love Ya Ya! He Laoshi is a very talented teacher and has great patience. She teaches Chinese language/culture through music, art, and fun activities. My daughter attends Ya Ya full day program, and my son attends Ya Ya's afterschool program. I can see how much they enjoy their time there! My son has developed a great interest in Chinese and is eager to start the second series of Chinese language books. He has also built strong bonds with He laoshi and his afterschool friends. My daughter often surprises me with new words, new poems or new drawings.... Both of my kids have grown with good social manners and excellent learning habits, for which we can not say thank you enough to He Laoshi! If you are searching for a rich academic and loving environment, check out Ya Ya. You can find a lot of information on her website (https://sites.google.com/site/yayachineseschool) including specifics about an open house she is planning on hosting in early June. Michelle
I want to recommend a newly opened Day Care in Albany to parents who are seeking Mandarin speaking environment for their kids during summer time, regular school time or after school.
It was opened on June 14. Ms. He, the owner has many years experience teaching kids Mandarin for different age group. Before she runs her own day care, she was my son's teacher in his regular preschool. My son has attended the summer camp at her day care for a week now, and I can see he's learning a lot, and also enjoying that place greatly.
Seeing is believing, I encourage you to contact Ms He, and arrange visit to observe her teaching style yourself.
''Learning Chinese Culture through Language, Tai Chi, Children's KungFu, GuZheng, Music, Painting, Calligraphy, Arts and Crafts. A loving, safe and warm environment, bilingual in English and Mandarin with a teacher who enjoys reading to children and provides healthy meals to complete the nourishment of the student. I will help their Maths and reckoning by the abacus.''