Hi everyone, my wife and I are preparing to move from the U.S. to Taipei in less than a month, and our daughter is 1.5 yrs old right now. While she’s currently too young to be enrolled in anything, we figure that once she hits 3 yrs old, we’re going to place her in daycare/preschool options. My wife and I would like to live in the Xinyi area, since that’s where my office will be and having a short commute would be rather nice. However, we understand that TAS (Taipei American School) and TES (Taipei European School) are out in Tienmu. TES apparently offers daycare/preschool programs that eventually transition directly into the school’s standard curriculum, which makes it attractive (not sure whether TAS has something similar). While the high tuition fees of TAS, TES or other international schools are eye-popping, that’s just how it goes - nobody ever said that being a parent meant living a life free of sacrifice, and my wife and I are prepared to do what we need to do.
So my question is, if we were to live in Xinyi for the first year or two, and relocate to Tienmu when our daughter reaches kindergarten age (around 5 years old, I suppose), are there suitable bilingual daycare/preschool facilities in or around Xinyi? While I’m hopeful that there are, we haven’t been able to find any yet, and I suspect that we won’t find these bilingual daycare/preschool facilities until we actually move to Taipei and start exploring some more.
Any recommendations on specific facilities, advice, and guidance from Forumosa parents would be most appreciated.