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    Early Childhood

    Fundamental skills and whole child development.

    At YCIS, our early childhood programme is all about immersing our students in a supporting, bilingual learning environment where our teachers work together with parents to develop confident, caring and curious young learners. The focus in these early years is on whole-child development, building the character foundations, personal and social values that will support students for life.

    • The Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) provides a nurturing environment for children aged two to five.


      Our international curriculum allows children to discover the joy of learning through a balance of play and structured activities. This nurtures each child's growth and fosters their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative development.


      Children are at the heart of the ECE programme, and it is the needs of the children that determine the learning, and their interests that steer the learning experiences we offer.


      For us, it is most important that children see themselves as competent learners and know they are valued and understood.

    Bilingual Learning Environment

    The unique Co-Teaching model at YCIS Shanghai effectively facilitates our bilingual learning environment in which both Chinese and English languages are equally valued. Each class has an experienced, qualified Early Years team, comprising one native English-speaking and one native Chinese-speaking teacher who provide the children with an immersive, bilingual experience.

    • Additional Benefits of Our Co-Teaching Model

      The Co-Teachers in our ECE programme provide the children with an enabling environment where they are able to:

      • Interact naturally with their teachers and classmates
      • Feel comfortable about their own identity, language, and culture
      • Begin to move easily between cultures

      Such an experience contributes positively toward a child's future ability in school, and later, toward their success in an increasingly globalised world.

    A Valued Partnership

    At YCIS Shanghai, we appreciate the great responsibility we have for our children and families. We value the strong partnership with our parents and encourage their involvement in their child's learning journey.