Etonkids Educational Group ("Etonkids") is a collaborative of experts in the fields of education, research, and school management established by alumni of Harvard and Northwestern universities, with representatives of international Montessori organizations. Since its founding, Etonkids has utilized educational philosophies and models of successful school management from around the world to improve China's early education sector and establish the country's premier institution of bilingual early education.
Practical Life, Sensorial Education, Mathematics, Language, and Culture.
English curricula utilize a wide variety of pedagogical methodologies.
Enriched Chinese Curricula
Etonkids' Chinese curricula are based on laws (stages) of physical and mental development.
Etonkids Character Education
Enabling children to understand and care about society, behave ethically and build personal character.
Courses include music, art and sports.
Practical life activities help children learn how to care for themselves, become more independent, and develop good life habits including orderliness, courtesy, the ability to concentrate and complete one’s work.
Sensorial materials are used to help children develop their intellectual senses, namely visual perception, tactile impressions, auditory sense, and olfactory and taste perception. In addition, they help expand children's vocabulary and lay the foundation for future mathematics learning.
Mathematical concepts are introduced to the children using engaging, specially-designed Montessori materials and in daily life lessons designed to spark their interest in the subject while laying groundwork for more formal mathematics instruction.
According to scientific research, the most sensitive period for language learning and development is before age six. Therefore, bilingual education is highlighted in our curriculum to give children a basis for mastery of both Chinese and English.
Montessori materials focused on zoology, botany, history, geography, astronomy, and geology are employed in our classrooms to introduce different animals and plants to students They learn to care for these creatures as well as the natural environment around them through curriculums that also provide insight into the fascinating makeup of our planet and our mysterious universe. Through cultural activities, students become well-read and well-informed world citizens with a multicultural consciousness.
Etonkids eChat Program
Etonkids eChat is a comprehensive, small group 3-level program focused on oral language development, vocabulary, and listening comprehension. Our international or Chinese English teachers work closely with your child to identify their language level and target key thematic vocabulary based on their unique needs. Curriculum themes evolve over the year and interconnect with the world around us, featuring relevant topics such as holidays, seasons, and the natural world. The 3 levels of the program allow your English teacher to slowly introduce higher level lexical and grammatical concepts as your child progresses through their learning journey at Etonkids.
Etonkids Music Programs
Etonkids music programs encourage students to produce language while exploring different musical instruments, musical genres, and children's songs. At Etonkids, we recognize the importance of rhythms, rhymes, and melodies for the development of all children. Not only are these skill areas vital for the development of musical ability, they also enhance and complement the language learning environment in the classroom.
Moreover, our use of varied and exciting instruments, sound games, and audio challenges ensures the use and development of key fine motor skills as well as logical and analytical skills.
Etonkids Read-Aloud Program
This is a thematic program based on children's books designed to opens doors of discussion around stories and texts. Different books are selected by the campus to cover different periods and thematic concepts. Your child's English teacher will explore the book in-depth to promote a spirit of investigation, analytical thought, and creative imagination.
Books are not only entertainment; they are windows to a world of opportunity. Our detailed Etonkids Read-Aloud Program engages children and helps them to question and understand as they develop their language skills and a deep and natural love of literature.
Etonkids Character Development Program
The Etonkids Character Development Program is centered around an important virtue each month with focus on developing grace and courtesy skills using English. This specialized program allows children to absorb these important life skills and build character in a linguistically immersive environment where they simultaneously hone their English language skills.
Etonkids Bridging Program
This program prepares students for the transition into primary school, introducing them to spelling, reading, and writing as well as higher level language and math activities. Whether you choose to send your child to Beijing Collegiate Academy or a school from outside the Etonkids Educational Group family, we will ensure that they are ready for the challenges in their new school environment. We are proud of our ability to help your child build the skills essential for the next phase in their educational journey within an immersive English environment. Together we can ensure that your child has the very best start to their educational career.
Etonkids English Immersion Afternoon Program
When you enroll your child in an Etonkids’ Bilingual, International, or Elite International class, they enter a world of English language immersion full of exciting opportunities for personal development. Our English Immersion Afternoon Program provides an enhanced language immersion environment to foster second language acquisition through the study of different subjects. Our expert teachers use their own specialized skills to match their afternoon immersion classes with the needs and interests of students. Etonkids offer a broad and stimulating range of afternoon learning possibilities.
To learn more about the English Immersion Afternoon Program at your campus, or if you would like more information about upgrading to a Bilingual, International, or Elite International class, please contact your campus principal or admissions office. We offer a range of English Immersion Afternoon Programs to guarantee that teachers match the individual needs and interests of students, and also enable teachers to showcase their own personal talents, interests, and skills. Examples of English Immersion Afternoon Programs focus on subjects such as: Botany, Football, Natural Science, Art, Yoga, Basketball, Zoology, Child-Selected Read-Aloud, Show and Tell, Dance, Cooking, and many more fun topics.