Hi! My family is relocating to Taipei from
Singapore around mid-year due to my husband’s job. Due to COVID, it’s made it a lot more challenging for us to hunt for a kindergarten (my son is 4 turning 5 this year). I wanted to seek advise on the following:
- what are some of the best kindergartens available? I’m open to good private Chinese kindergartens as well as Chinese language is pretty important to our family and Singapore curriculum as well. (My sons native language is English but he can speak pigeon mandarin)
- The company has recommended TAS/ TES. I’m worried the curriculum does not have the same academic rigour as singapore’s education system. Does TAS/ TES have a good Chinese learning program ie at least one lesson each day plus a dedicated Chinese teacher in the class? Would they be learning say addition subtraction this year as we do here?
I’m in a dilemma as I’m not sure which school focuses on learning through fun activities at the same time inculcating some discipline and academic rigour at the same time. I’m just worried he might not be able to cope going from an international school and back to the local singapore system should we be repatriated back in a few years
I would really appreciate some advice on this! Thank you very much in advance!