Our curriculum is integrated across all domains of child development--physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive. We encourage children to become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to have their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We're teaching them how to learn, not just now, but all through their lives. The activities we plan for the children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. Good manners as well as being polite, considerate and helpful are behaviors that are modeled by the caregivers.We use positive methods for discipline. Positive words and statements are used when teaching appropriate behavior. The children are never hurt, nor are they humiliated, threatened, or confined in any way.
May’s Bilingual Preschool is a renowned Chinese/English bilingual early childhood program, which continues to set standard for excellence. Our focuses are to build a Chinese/English bilingual foundation for young children at their critical early language developing time, to provide the best preschool learning experience for young children’s future school readiness, and to promote a life-long love of learning. We welcome children aged from 6 months to 5 years old for our preschool and daycare programs. Since we have low children-teacher ratios, we can provide individually and developmentally appropriate early childhood education to each of our children. For Infants (Birth to 18 Months):Infants learn by playing, exploring, and discovering. They learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. We use simple baby toys, facial expresses, smoothing music, stories and talks, sensory experiences, and fun “tummy time” to stimulate their rooting reflexes, interact with them, and teach them.For Toddlers (18 months to 36 months):Toddlers are curious, active, and busy explorers and learner. As they toddle around, they try to make sense of the world around them by observing, recognizing, and categorizing the things they encounter. For toddlers, we help them learn how to be independence and promote their interests for intellectual learning.For Preschoolers (36 months to 5 years):As preschoolers gain more and more physical, social, and intellectual abilities, they show increasing initiative and curiosity about their work, increasing engagement and persistence in their work, and increasing invention and imagination in their work. We use Michigan State Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten as our curriculum framework, Creative Curriculum as our lesson plans’ base, and ZooPhonics Curriculum as our early literacy supplementary material to help our children multi-dimensionally reach the goals of physical, cognitive, social, creative, emotional developments.For Kindergarteners and Elementary Students:If your child goes to Allen Elementary School or Tappan Middle School, we can do before- and after- school care for him/her. Please call or email us for availability.
Our wonderful families have been giving us much love and support throughout our school's history.
They express their gratitude by sending us many sweet "Thank You" cards. Please click here to read the old cards we collected at the first a few years:
They also rate us very high online. Please click the names below for details:
All the activities of this group are free and every child is welcome!
My grandpa started a private school in a small village of Jiangsu Province of China in 1930's. But, his school ended when WWII erupted and he became one of the victims. He left his family with deep poverty. But, that did not stop his oldest son, my Dad, to overcome huge obstacles to get into college and later got a career as a principal of an elementary school. And that was where he met my Mom, a young woman who had the same dream as his, becoming a great educator.
From a very young age, I have developed an enormous passion for education. I was a Middle School Chinese history teacher in China and a Chinese language teacher of Ann Hua Chinese School in Ann Arbor. I love to work with children. At the same time, I feel that many children have been left out from quality early childhood education programs due to their family's economic disadvantages.
From the beginning of our school, we have received so much love and support from our community, our beautiful fence was built entirely by volunteers, people donate money to us anonymously, etc. We strongly feel that we must give the love back.
Now, our new beautiful building is ready. I would love to open the door, welcome all children, and give them the best opportunities I can provide for them to play, learn, and grow in a loving environment.
Please click here for more details.
Our new location is at 3181 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
It has past all the inspections and is ready to open.
You have questions, we have answers. Here are the most frequently asked questions:
We are licensed by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
All our teachers have bachelor's degree or higher with early childhood education experiences.
We spent over $13,000 on the fire alarm system throughout the building. It's so sensitive that even some dust can cause it to send signals directly to fire department. It happened when our contractors was renovating one of the bathrooms and two fire trucks came!
Please chick here to read our Health and Medication Policies in Parent Handbook.
At our Manchester Rd location, the ratio is 1:6.
For our Packard Rd location, the ratio is 1:4 for infant/toddler program and 1:8 for preschooler program.
We use positive methods of discipline which encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem, and cooperation. Any physical or emotional punishment is prohibited. When it becomes necessary to discipline a child, certain steps are followed:
Please feel free to contact us for more questions. Thanks!