Yu Ying Yuan Bilingual Mandarin Preschool/Day Care
Due to Covid-19 we will not host open house but we'd happy to arrange private tours for you per request. Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. We anticipate spaces to fill quickly and please register early if you have an interest. Registration is not complete until form is submitted and cart is paid for.
Yu Ying Yuan is a bilingual (Mandarin/English preschool) in Alameda, which is serving children from ages 2 to 6 years old.
Our activities aim to enhance early child development through a balance of play-based and structured learning. We advocate a holistic approach to create experiences and opportunities for children to explore, with wide-ranging activities to nurture their curiosity, skills along with goals, and aspirations for learning. We strive at all times to validate each child and help them grow into their full potential as unique individuals. Some Yu Ying Yuan classroom environments are child-directed as is the amount of time they spend on any given activity.
Our goal is to enrich all aspects of a child’s growth, including their social, artistic, physical, and emotional development. The benefits of a holistic approach for imagination, discovery, problem-solving, social interaction, language, and literacy development are limitless. We keep age and developmentally appropriate expectations in mind, teachers observe and take an active interest in each child’s individual progress as they strive to master different skills and learn new concepts. With the guidance of well-qualified teachers, children have the opportunity to creatively explore their environment. acquire tangible skills, and develop a strong sense of self-esteem.
Preschool Director/Head Teacher: Ms. Pearlie
Ms. Pearlie is a certified Montessori teacher with over 30 years of elementary teaching experience at both Montessori and traditional schools. Ms. Pearlie promotes Montessori's vision by creating an appropriate curriculum and learning environment for children. She has a passion to help children achieve their fullest potential by applying her professional teaching experience and knowledge to create teaching materials for education programs. She has taught a variety of dances and organized dance revues twice a year showcasing movements and choreographies learned since 2006. She is a very patient and friendly teacher who teaches children to be kind and respect each other. In addition, Ms. Peralie is good at establishing a positive relationship with parents by providing regular and positive communication.
12 years working experiences in preschool; 5 years in K-1; 10 years in 4th and 5th grades; 2 years in high school an 2 years in college.
Head Teacher: Ms. Du
Preschool Curriculum Director/Teacher: Ms. Li
Ms. Li is our mandarin curriculum director in Yu Ying learning Center. She used to be curriculum coordinator in play-based preschool. She developed various professional learning curriculum for children of different ages. Ms. Li has many years of working experience with children. She has taught Mandarin online and offline lessons to K-6 students for the Berkeley Unified School district since 2019. Ms. Li also worked very closely with parents and families. She created and implemented the Parent Education Program for over 100 parents and taught courses regarding parenting skills. She has many years of experience in developing and managing teacher training programs.
Holy Names University: B.A. in Liberal Art Studies
College of Alameda: B.A. in Psychology
UC Berkeley Extension: Teaching Chinese as a second language certificate
Head Teacher: Ms. Cheng
Ms. Cheng is a bilingual teacher (native mandarin speaker). She started to work at Yu Ying in 2017. Ms. Cheng is very professional, friendly, energetic, patient, good at maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children. She is an amazing teacher who motivates children to learn the necessary skills such as numbers, colors, and letter recognition. She is good at creating a variety of learning materials for children to encourage children's interest in learning. In Ms. Cheng's classroom, children will develop social skills, enhance learning capabilities and enjoy group projects. Ms. Cheng is good at communicating children's daily development at school with parents.
Tuition and Fees
5 days/week 8:30am-12pm: $1395/installment
5 days/week 8:30am-3pm: $1795/installment
5 days/week 8am-6pm: $1995/installment
(Only 5 days/week programs are provided at this time)
Registration Fee: $200
Annual Material Fee: $450
Potty training fee: $80/installment if needed