2.5-5 years old*
*After TK graduation, Terra Mandarin preschool students may choose to attend Terra Marin's K-8 program, or to attend another elementary school.
Terra Mandarin offers a 100% Mandarin-immersion Reggio Emilia program.
Why Reggio Emilia?
Because it is child-centered. It is all about your child, his interests, his needs, and his growth.
A Reggio Emilia classroom environment fosters learning through a thoughtful use of natural light, space and color
Parents and teachers collaborate to tailor lesson plans to children's individual needs and interests
Children engage in long-term, multi-disciplinary projects (such as growing plants from seedlings) for deep, holistic learning
Children are encouraged to engage in multiple forms of self-expression: Drawing, sculpture, dramatic play and writing
Why Mandarin immersion?
Because learning a second language is proven to give your child a leg up across every aspect of life.
The cognitive benefits of learning a second language in early childhood are well researched.
Studies show that it increases executive functioning, problem solving, and mental flexibility.
Bilingual students outscore their monolingual peers in standardized testing, and they maintain focused attention better than other students.
A second language also gives students broader career and life opportunities as adults and the skills to travel and connect with the world as global citizens.