EtonHouse opens Singapore’s first 100% Chinese immersion child care centre11 Jan 2017
January 2017, EtonHouse opens a Chinese immersion child care centre in Hwa Chong International School in Bukit Timah in response to the needs of working parents who want their children to gain a strong Chinese foundation in the early years.
A 100% Chinese-only immersion programme in the Pre-Nursery to Nursery years will provide an excellent foundation for the language starting with children as young as 18 months of age. The uniqueness of this programme is that the inquiry-based approach which EtonHouse is known for, will be delivered entirely in Chinese in the first 3 years of pre-school followed by a 70:30 Chinese:English programme in kindergarten years.
In a child care setting, the children will be exposed to a considerable amount of time listening, speaking and writing in Chinese which is essential for any sustainable language development in the early years. The curriculum delivery through the inquiry-based approach will make the experiences fun, engaging and meaningful. Chinese is therefore acquired as a life skill instead of just a language.
Download our press release here.EH-Chinese-Immersion-CCC_opens-Jan-2017