Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
International private bilingual kindergarten located in the Innovation Park of Qingpu District. There are 16 classrooms in the park as well as music and dance studios, a bilingual library, a discovery workshop, a sports club and a small theater. Students follow a bilingual curriculum based around Harvard’s multiple intelligence concept, led by Chinese and foreign teachers.
Bilingual (Chinese/English) kindergarten in Changning. There are normally around 20 children in each class. Regular festival and celebration events are held in addition to daily sessions in English and Chinese.
Early learning company with one campus in Xuhui and another in Hongqiao, offering places to children aged 1.5 to 6 years. Melody Jiezhou first opened in 2005 in Shanghai’s Former French Concession. Their curriculum is based around weekly topics and six areas of study including: Language & Communication, Creative Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Physical Development and Social Skills. The preschool has a partnership with Jiezhou School, a prominent dance and arts school with several campuses across the country and one in Boston USA.
Bilingual pre-k and kindergarten for children aged 1 to 6 years. Little Scholar Academy (LSA) offers creative and educational sessions based around the American Common Core Standards, Singapore Math and the Chinese curriculum. After-school daycare and summer camps are also available. There are also extra-curricular sessions in, for example, piano, pinyin or cooking. Their campus is in Pudong.
Private bilingual pre-k and kindergarten in Xuhui. Springfield is a sister school of TinyTots Preschool. Children learn through Chinese-themed courses based on local and national curricula. There are also classes in English, sports sessions and arts activities.
Kids 'R' Kids Shanghai is a bilingual kindergarten with three characteristics of children's bilingual education, STEAM course and flag football. It is committed to the comprehensive development of children. Bilingual education for children is mainly used to develop the development of written language, oral language and literary language ability of children in English and Chinese, and to cultivate children's bilingual reading habits. STEAM is a course that integrates science science, technology technology, engineering engineering, art and art, Math Maths, and encourages young children to apply knowledge in practice through hands-on methods. The flag football is a popular sport originating from the National Football League of the United States. It stipulates that it is not allowed to hold and push people in the game. It is a safe "non-crash" sport, which is conducive to the development of children's sports.
Kindergarten chain run by the education behemoth, Xiehe. The first center was established in 1998, and there are now myriad Fortune Kindergartens across Shanghai – check the full listing for details. The group has an international, “East Meets West” focus. There’s a parents’ support group, too, and an environmental program called Roots and Shoots.
Harrow School-affiliated pre-k and kindergarten, accepting children from 2 to 6 years of age. The school follows the British early years curriculum, with additional elements of Chinese culture. Their campus up in Pudong is relatively near but separate to the main Harrow grounds.
Pre-k and kindergarten for children aged 2 to 6. The kindergarten is part of the all-through Shanghai Qingpu World Foreign Language School. It’s also affiliated with Shanghai Shiwai Education Service Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of JuneYao Group. A mixed Chinese and international curriculum is followed, with a view to future IB study.
Public “experimental” kindergarten in the consulate area of Xuhui. Weekly activities generally include sports, culture, learning and life-based sessions. There’s an international and a domestic division, each with its own campus. Wunan has been around since at least 1956, and was one of the first kindergartens in Shanghai.
Private bilingual kindergarten in Songjiang for children aged 2 to 6. It’s affiliated with XDSISU – the Xianda College of Economics and Humanities at Shanghai International Studies University. Children follow a course including the second phase of the Shanghai curriculum reform: the US NAEYC system. It is complemented by five additional courses: reading, art, science, sports and Chinese.
Private all-through (kindergarten – grade 12) school established in 2003 with primary, junior high, senior high and international divisions. In the latter division, students follow age-appropriate IB programs; in the others, a Chinese curriculum is taught. The 216-acre campus features a teaching and learning area, sports court and gyms, a living area, art centers and a student service center.
Bilingual kindergarten with locations in Jingbian, Huangpu and Pudong. The campuses offer bilingual teaching, early childhood reading, and STEM science courses for children aged 2 to 6. Teachers use the “Development Suitability (DAP)” theory by National Development Association (NAEYC).
Experiment-based learning company in STEAM education for children aged 2 to 12. Mad Science is a Canadian company offering hands-on science experiences including after-school programs, birthday parties, holiday camps and special events. They operate out of two bases in Shanghai, and can also provide events at other locations.
A private Kindergarten with both Chinese and Foreign teachers located in Minhang District.