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MandarinArts Playground is our morning half day trilingual immersion program—Mandarin and Spanish, with a sprinkling of English—designed for preschool age kids (2 to 5 years) to learn and play in a nurturing, full immersion environment. Playground is a program designed to help children acquire languages organically. We include carefully planned themed learning with corresponding projects, activities, arts and crafts, and story time. Enrichment activities are included and range from music and dance, to theater and acting, games, Chinese calligraphy and writing, as well as cultural education and activities. Taught by a team of highly experienced native teachers who specialize in teaching Chinese and Spanish languages to American kids, Playground is the preschool alternative program with all the extras you have been searching for. Limited spots available, and enrollment is first come, first served. Contact us for an application package to be emailed to you. 

Playground Options

Option 1: Tue/Thu, 2 days a week, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Option 2: Mon/Wed/Fri, 3 days a week, 8:30 am to 12 pm

* Note - Possibility to combine the two options for a 5-day program, subject to certain conditions being met. Contact us for more info.


8:30-9:00 am:             Drop Off / Quiet Montessori table time

9:00-9:20 am:             Circle Time + Morning Stretching Exercises - Conducted in Chinese Mandarin

9:20-10:00 am:            Mandarin Lesson - Themed Learning: Projects, Activities. Math/Counting, (theme changes every 7 weeks)

10:00-10:20 am:          Snack Time / Bathroom Break

10:20-10:25 am:           Clean up, line up, move to dance studio for enrichment activity

10:25-10:55 am:           Enrichment: Music / Cultural Dance Movements (Mandarin / Spanish - rotate)

10:55-11:00 am:           Line up, move back to language studio, prepare for next activity

11:00-11:40 am:           Spanish Lesson - Themed Learning: Projects, Activities, Math/Counting (themes change every 7 weeks, aligned with Mandarin lesson)

11:40-12:00 pm:           Rotate between Arts & Craft, Chinese Calligraphy, Story Time, Cultural Education and Activities

12:00 pm:                     Goodbye / Pickup

Fall 2020 Semester: August 31 to Nov 20 (12 weeks) 

Winter 2020/2021 Semester Part 1: Nov 30 to Dec 18 (3 weeks) 

Winter 2020/2021 Semester Part 2: Jan 11 to March 12 (9 weeks) 

Spring 2021 Semester: March 22 to June 11  (12 weeks) 

OPTIONAL 2021 Summer Camp: June 21 to Aug 13 (8 weeks camp, a 2 week minimum sign up is required for summer camp enrollments)


*Summer Camp is not a part of the "Playground" program, and is strictly optional. Please refer to our summer camp tab for details on camp weeks and themes

** New schedule for Playground's 2021/2022 year will be released in Dec 2020




All kids are required to be a minimum of 2 years old by the first day of class to be eligible for enrollment into the MandarinArts Playground program. Upon acceptance, all students are automatically enrolled for Playground's full program year of 36 weeks. Program year is divided into three semesters of 12 weeks each. Summer camp is not included, but is available and optional as a separate summer camp registration. 

Class withdrawals are not allowed in the middle of a semester and no tuition fees will be refunded if a student leaves in the middle of a semester for any reasons. Withdrawals are only permitted with a minimum of 30 days written notice (emails are fine), and it only takes effect for an upcoming semester (not in the middle of an ongoing semester). 

Option 1, Tue/Thu (2 days a week): $1,860 per semester (12 weeks per semester)

Option 2, Mon/Wed/Fri (3 days a week): $2,520 per semester (12 weeks per semester)

Please Note:

A non-refundable application fee of $25 (waived for existing MandarinArts students) is due upon submission of application

A student enrollment fee of $250 (existing MandarinArts students receive 50% off) is due upon acceptance of application

Refundable Deposit: There is a $500 fully refundable deposit, refundable upon graduation, or upon providing a mandatory 30 days written withdrawal notice while being in good standing. Deposit will be forfeited if a student withdraws in the middle of an ongoing semester, or without providing a written 30-day notice while in good standing. 

Interested in applying for MandarinArts Playground? Email us today for an application package. Email: 

Sample Schedule

2020 / 2021 Semester Dates

Enrollment Requirements

Program Cost

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