Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
Concord Academy is located in Xuhui Riverside, Shanghai. It provides a Chinese-English bilingual integration course for Chinese and foreign children between the ages of 2 and 6. They offer small class, middle class and large class. Large class graduates are recommended to enter the sister school: Shanghai Concord Bilingual Experimental School. TThe English part of the integration course adopts the British Early Education System (EYFS) and the first-grade syllabus of the UK; the Chinese course adopts the Shanghai Second Curriculum Reform Course. STEM and reading are the core drivers of the Convins curriculum. The Chinese and English teachers team has rich experience in early childhood education and all have formal teaching qualifications.
The Lycée Français de Shanghai (LFS) is a private school, managed by the Managing Committee of the Parents’ Association, and appointed by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE, Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger). The teaching programs follow the French curricula, and the decisions about the guidance of students are valid in all French schools, both abroad and in France. The LFS has two campuses, one in Qingpu and one in Pudong, and welcomes over 1,500 students, from kindergarten to high school (Terminale).
The rich history of Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten is filled with love and learning. Opening in 2006, Angels Kindergareten started with a small closeknit group of students and has developed into an extensive family of almost 400 angels. Angels Kindergarten has undergone numerous renovations to make the facilities first class for students to foster Art, Nutriton, Gratitude, Excercise, Language, and Spirit. Angels was created with a goal of providing the best bilingual education to young learners, taking the positives of Western culture like creativity, politeness, and innovation and combining it the traditional customs of respect, diligence, and familial values of the East. They provide thehe International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
AAA now has students aged 18 months to six years, representing 15 different nationalities. 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.
Montessori Academy offers an extensive and meaningful education to their students by implementing the Montessori philosophy. Their mixed-age classes combine Chinese and Western cultures by including teachers and students from both origins. By allowing the child to learn at their own pace, he or she is able to develop independence,motor skills, coordination, concentration, language, art, and sensorial skills. Montessori Academy is an American Montessori society (AMS) Member school.
EtonHouse Shanghai offers a unique programme for children aged 18 months to 6 years within both of its international pre-schools. Its first campus, opened in 2013, is housed in a beautifully renovated heritage building, in Pudong’s prime area, Lujiazui. Their teachers pay great attention in the look and ‘feel’ of the classrooms carefully organizing spaces for small and large group work.
Shanghai Diyi Kindergarten, located in the Xuhui District is a private kindergarten with art and sports as it's main focus. It is located in an British architecture on the Yongjia Road (formerly Kong Xiangxi Museum). They create a natural, elegant, safe and warm learning environment for our children, adhering to the way of respecting life and listening with the heart, while integrating professional, personalized and international courses, based on games, using experiential learing method to develop healthily, stimulating their imagination, creativity, and frustrations.
Cardinal Oaks Play-Based Learning Center is an early childhood education center specializing in Play-Based Learning (PBL) programs for children age 0-6. Inspired by the child-centered, play-based approach at Stanford University’s Bing Nursery School, our curriculum is designed to promote and cultivate essential skills our children will need to be successful in the innovation driven new world: curiosity, creativity, critical thinking , problem solving and communication. Cardinal Oaks is founded by Stanford MBA Christine Ching, together with an international group of early educational specialists, and a group of successful high tech entrepreneurs in China. They offer Baby & Me class (6-24 months old), Pre-Nursery class (2-3 years old) and Junior Explorer class (3-6 years old).
Aiju Kindergarten is equipped with special classrooms including piano room, dance room, chess room, painting and calligraphy room, robot activity room, simulation aviation room and computer room. There are domestic classes and integration classes. The domestic class implements multiple teachings to optimize the lifelong development of students; the integration class adopts bilingual teaching where Chinese and Western cultures blend together.
Shanghai Star Horizon Learning Academy is a kindergarten that believes in the “Development Suitability (DAP)” theory by National Development Association (NAEYC) . They offerbilingual teaching, early childhood reading, and STEM science courses. The foreign teachers are stationed throughout the day for kids from 2 to 6 years old, providing them with education that is consistent with their developmental rules and learning patterns.
At LSA they believe the early childhood years are amazing, foundational years for every child; and thus, must be shaped by solid learning opportunities, positive character development and creatively celebrating every child's unique strengths.LSA's "mission" as an International, bilingual preschool emphasizes the importance of developing both head and heart. Their written mission statement includes the following 5 values: teaching children to make positive, productive choices; encouraging our children that there are no "mistakes" but rather grand opportunities for learning and growth; to inspire children to develop a love for life and a joyful spirit; to offer our quality education to families from varying economic situations; and finally, to deliver the most effective, progressive educational practices available.
Melody first opened in 2005 in Shanghai’s Former French Concession. Their creative curriculum is based on insightful weekly topics and six areas of studies including: Language & Communication, Creative Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Physical Development and Social Skills. The preschool has also established a strong and long-term partnership with Jiezhou School; recognized in China as a prominent dance and arts school with several campuses across the country and one in Boston USA.
LWA English/Mandarin bilingual programe is inspired by Reggio-Emilia approach. They balance this European-inspired program with some academic-focused play & learning sessions to explore phonics, early reading/writing and math skills. The children also have tons of fun in gym class, environment class, cooking class, Music Together and art class.
Little Lions owes its origin to the international education system of Harrow UK, where the values of courage, humility, fellowship and honour have made it home to renowned world leaders and social elites, from Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, from the Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch to a number of Nobel laureates. Under rigorous education, numerous students graduating from Harrow take up places at Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League colleges and universities each year.