Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
Shanghai outpost of the British public school, with a campus in the northern point of Pudong. Harrow is a co-educational school for students aged 18 months to 18 years old, with teaching based on the English National Curriculum (IGCSEs followed by A Levels). Harrow International School Shanghai is the fourth international school in the Harrow family of schools. They boast a flock of famous alumni, high academic standards and a consistent international school house system.
Pre-school associated with the American Montessori Society, offering a bilingual education for 6-month to 6-year-olds. The school follows the Montessori curriculum and only hires Montessori-trained teachers. There are four campuses: Xuhui, West Hongqiao, Jiading and Minhang.
Pre-school and kindergarten (ages 2-6) on Fuxing Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Established in 1997, Tiny Tots offers daily activities from English lessons to music classes and baking. The focus is on preparing young children for the classroom.
Pre-school and kindergarten (ages 2-6) on Hengshan Lu that has French-Mandarin and English-Mandarin programs. This branch of the international Montessori chain was established in 1994, with the French facility opening in 2006. There is an emphasis on play-based learning and diversity.
International pre-K and kindergarten for children aged 2-6. Happy Bridge Kindergarten is located on Huaiyin Lu, with facilities including a playground, sun room, football field, theater, dance room, art room, exploration classroom and two reading halls. Chinese, English, German, and Japanese are taught. There are also activities such as dance, drama, football and kung fu.
Shanghai outpost of the Singaporean early childhood learning center, established in 1983, who currently have 11 centers across Asia. They currently operate in three locations across Shanghai, accepting pupils from the age of 6 months. The focus is on speech and drama, with incorporated literacy and language skills. Their WeChat account: JuliaGabriel.
American pre-school in Minhang for children aged 2-6. Bright Start Academy specialize in English immersion, reading programs and personalized small classes. They offer supplementary activities such as Mommy & Me sessions, a reading club and summer camps.
Bilingual preschool managed by the LUC Group, established in 2012. Shanghai’s Little Urban Center Preschool, located in Pudong, offers classes for children aged 2-6. Classes are taught in a bilingual environment through a curriculum that is exploration and creativity-based.
Bilingual kindergarten based in Minhang. Morgan Henry provides language immersion in both English and Chinese on alternating days. The school follows the Primary Years Program (PYP) from the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a framework for students from 18 months to six years.
Bilingual early-learning center located in Pudong. The curriculum at SEIPS is based on a holistic, play-based learning environment, focusing on preparing students for either international, Chinese or bilingual schools in the future. Places are available for children from 2 months to 6 years old.
Putuo-based international early childhood center (formerly known as Mind Sprout Academy) for children aged 18 months to 6 years. Most students come from the communities between Gubei and Middle Ring Roads surrounding Tianshan Road in northwest Changning and southwest Putuo districts. The school sits at the front of a large office complex facing the main road and high-end residential communities. Their campus has 10 classrooms including two resourced for Montessori classes, a multi-function art/baking space, a large sport themed indoor play space, an open-air child’s library/reading space, and a dance/movement space.
Large international kindergarten in Xuhui. Sarnath’s campus features specialized activity rooms for art, dance and science, as well as other facilities including a miniature mall. Children follow a curriculum inspired by Montessori and Steiner philosophies as well as French, British and Chinese curricula.
Pre-kindergarten for children aged 16 months to 4 years old. Half day programs and twice-weekly programs are offered for children from 15 months. Mummy & Me (parent-accompanied) classes are also held during weekdays and Saturdays. The focus is on learning through the arts: music, dance, storytelling and crafts. The center has a certified baby massage therapist who teaches parents baby massages on the weekends.
Bilingual kindergarten for children aged 15 months to 6 years in Qingpu district. Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Classrooms are all named after “non-carnivorous animals” and cleaned three times daily. The kitchen caters for different diets, and there are large outdoor and indoor playing areas.