Etonkids provides a first-rate learning environment, which combines a pure Montessori curriculum with tailored Chinese and English courses. This bilingual approach to education will enable our children to master two languages without losing fluency in their mother tongue. Etonkids also helps our children acquire necessary competencies.
Our curriculum for 1.5 - 3 year olds focuses on cultivating their basic skills in language acquisition and reading as well as nurturing their interests in intelligence, mathematics, music, art, science and nature. For 3 - 6 year-old children, our teachers provide individualized guidance and instruction. Children can choose and take courses based on their interests and acquire knowledge and competencies that will benefit them for their entire life.
Covering the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial Education, Mathematics, Language, and Culture.
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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.
Our English curricula utilize a wide variety of pedagogical methodologies.
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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.
Enriched Chinese Curricula
Etonkids' Chinese curricula are based on laws (stages) of physical and mental development.
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Etonkids Exploration Course
This course is tailored to children’s cognitive features and the daily life they experience. Subjects are highly relevant, interesting and of particular educational value: including health, language, society, science and art. Through observations, exploration, hands-on experiences and activities in the world around them, students gain preparation for their studies and life in the future.
Etonkids Bridging Course
This course is tailored to children’s physiological and psychological preparation in the year before entering primary school and is divided into three periods. In each period, specialized language and math courses are provided to get students ahead of the curve and ensure a smooth transition through the challenges they will encounter in primary school.
Etonkids Chinese Culture Course
Exposure to diverse cultures, and particular emphasis on Chinese culture, is highlighted throughout our curriculums. In this course, students gain unique experiences in Chinese culture, especially through deeper learning about Chinese characters, their evolution and structure, and appreciation of Chinese calligraphy. Students are expected to learn 1,500 Chinese characters and understand their meaning. This enables students to read simple texts and become highly-capable readers in the future.
Etonkids Character Education
Enabling children to understand and care about society, behave ethically and build personal character.
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Children are our hope for the future. On campus, we adopt proven educational methods that support children’s understanding and care for their society, and that foster kindness, ethical behavior, and the building of strong character.
Our objective is to pass on important Chinese virtues and traditions and cultivate children's sense of social responsibility. Based on cultures and traditions of the East and the West, Etonkids invited Chinese and international experts to design our curriculums to align with the real needs of people in today’s society whether living in China or abroad. This includes common values in both Chinese and Western cultures. Given that most children in China are the only child in their family, some programs are designed specially to cultivate qualities such as care and love for others, cooperation, honesty, respect, courage, and confidence. Children will inherit time-honored virtues embedded in China's cultural heritage and learn to act on core ethical values while developing positively in an all-round way.
Courses include music, art and sports.
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Kids are born with a love of music and music is proven to be an effective tool in improving cognitive abilities and brain development. Etonkids’ music courses carefully select melodies, songs and rhythmic elements to help students acquire basic musical comprehension of rhyme, beat, rhythm, tone and tempo.
Art is an essential form of expression for kids. Within a caring and supportive classroom environment, our students are encouraged to observe and explore different forms of art as they learn how to express themselves and interact with the world around them.
Sports and physical education are vital to a child’s learning and growth. Etonkids’ sports programs allow students to build physical strength and coordination in a variety of fun and engaging ways. In ample open areas, students learn how to play cooperatively with classmates while also respecting others’ personal space. Through our variety of sports programs and games, team work and sportsmanship are highlighted as instrumental social skills that extend to many areas of one’s life.