Learning goals for each level are clear, age appropriate, systematic, achievable and challenging.
The Little Dalton curriculum recognises that development occurs at different times for different children since they all learn at a different pace and have varying learning inclinations and capabilities. We tailor our curriculum to meet each child’s individual needs, interests and abilities in order to maximise their learning opportunities. We are dedicated to providing high quality child-centred bilingual education for children aged from 2 years to 6 years.
Little Dalton Curriculum
The Little Dalton curriculum is divided into four different age groups:
Pre-K, K1, K2 and K3.
Our curriculum integrates the EYFS (the well-respected Early Years Foundations Stage from the English National Curriculum) with a Chinese curriculum developed in collaboration with Tsinghua University Primary School. Learning goals for each level are clear, age appropriate, systematic, achievable and challenging. We offer abundant opportunities to engage children in a variety of learning modalities and focus mainly on literacy, numeracy, arts, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The Little Dalton curriculum fosters the interdisciplinary skills of each and every child and aims at strengthening the mind, the body and the spirit.
Little Dalton is a truly Dual (Putonghua and English) and intercultural school. Languages are taught through immersion with special emphasis on reading.
Curriculum Focus Areas
The Little Dalton Curriculum is divided into
seven fundamental focus areas:
While Little Dalton’s Curriculum focuses on these six fundamental areas, it generally applies them through cross-curricular or interdisciplinary teaching. The core of all instruction is literacy, where children will learn various skills related to numeracy, language, arts and crafts, gross motor, fine motor, science and technology and global understanding.
The Dalton Plan
The Dalton Plan is based on Parkhurst’s strong belief that whenever children are given responsibility for their learning, they instinctively seek the best way of achieving it and execute their decisions with focus and rigor, leading to success.
Little Dalton is a progressive, dual kindergarten guided by The Dalton Plan. Our curriculum is specially designed and delivered by experts to combine rigour and creativity.