nhbubble PCH Preschool
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Ni Hao has developed proprietary materials and project-based teaching methods aligned with Common Core and the Desired Results Developmental Profile. Ni Hao believes that the most effective learning occurs when children love the subject, are inspired by it, can relate it to other experiences and feel it is FUN!
For example, children will not simply memorize how to say “spider” or “spider web” in Chinese. In the Ni Hao Program, the teacher will design and implement activities that teach the words in context, such as encouraging children to observe spiders and their webs in the school garden. Curriculum is presented holistically, so children learn about spiders through art, science, math, and language activities. They read or listen to books about spiders and learn songs, finger plays or poems about spiders. They can imagine what it’s like to be a spider and move like a spider in games or dances.
Ni Hao employs a spiral learning model, so as children grow in the program, each time they learn about spiders they will revisit what they know and expand upon their knowledge by diving deeper each time the topic is presented or arises naturally. This brain-based approach promotes comprehension and retention, develops confidence and creates lifelong learners.
Ni Hao recognizes that learning is an active process between children, teachers, materials and the environment. Teachers are responsive observers, facilitators, guides and historians in each child’s educational journey.
We take our framework from HighScope. The HighScope approach emphasizes the broad cognitive, social and physical abilities that are important for all children rather than focusing on a child’s deficits. Our program identifies where children are developmentally and then provides a rich range of experience appropriate for that level. We believe in utilizing children’s strengths to help them stretch and grow.