A Little Dynasty, offering a unique Chinese language curriculum for children from 15 months to seven years, has opened in Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine. A Little Dynasty offers two distinct programs to introduce young children to Chinese language, culture, art, music, science and math, using methods geared to their age.
For children ages 15 months to five years, Village Play and Learn is a “parent and me” class set in a child-sized pretend village with a theatre, themed play structures, and arts and crafts stations. Children are taught Chinese words and phrases, art, music, science, and math, bilingually, through the use of songs, games, stories, puppet shows, physical activities, arts and crafts, experiments, and more.
A Little Dynasty’s Chinese School is for children ages three to seven years, and is an innovative program that makes learning Chinese a fun-filled experience. This is a language immersion program that is carefully designed to motivate students to excel. Classes are small so each child receives caring individualized instruction, and each parent receives personalized feedback. In addition to the language, students will also learn about Chinese culture, art, music, science, math, and good character.
According to owner and Irvine resident Charles Liu, A Little Dynasty has relationships with some of the largest overseas children’s publishing houses that allow the facility to use the latest official Chinese language classroom materials, including award-winning textbooks and multi-media materials unlike anything available domestically.
“We have an on-site library of Chinese language children’s books, including award-winning titles and licensed Chinese versions of American and Western children’s classics,” said Liu, who operates the facility with his wife, Angie. “Our philosophy is to teach comprehensively; our students learn language by being taught different subjects such as music, art, science, math bilingually.”
A Little Dynasty is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The school is located in Quail Hill Village Center at 6813 Quail Hill Parkway, off Shady Canyon, in Irvine. For more information, please call (949) 509-0288 or visit www.alittledynasty.com.
Quail Hill Village Center, owned and managed by Irvine Company, is located at Quail Hill Parkway and Shady Canyon Drive in Irvine. The center is anchored by Albertsons and CVS, and has more than 30 other stores, restaurants and services.
Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California. The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, as well as neighborhood and community centers in Newport Beach, Irvine and Tustin. For more information, visit www.ShopTheIrvineCompany.com.