Since it was established in 1993, The Beanstalk Education Group has grown from one kindergarten to a full Pre-K – Grade 12 school. We now have six kindergarten centers: five in Chaoyang District in Beijing and one on Hainan Island in southern China. These centers combined constitute the Kindergarten Division of Beanstalk Education Group, and prepare our students to move on to our challenging K-12 program offered at BIBS, or even to enter the national Chinese school system.
Beanstalk Kindergarten Programs
Beanstalk International Kindergarten Program
Beanstalk International Kindergarten Solona Campus (BIK) (100% English)
Beanstalk International Kindergarten Wanghu, Yangshan & Haikou Campus (70% English)
Beanstalk International Kindergarten Wanda Campus(50% English)
Chinese Kindergarten Program:
ChangQingTeng (Introductory English)
Although the Beanstalk Kindergarten programs offer a variety of language instructional models. Additionally, they are all connected by a common curriculum and philosophy.
Beanstalk believes that the environment of any school is very important. Entering a Beanstalk kindergarten classroom, one sees they are alive with activity, alive with children engaged with learning and exploring. Our classrooms are large, bright and furnished with quality furniture, resources and equipment, while our flexible layout for both group and individual activities and classrooms equipped with age appropriate toys, blocks, games, puzzles and play space mean that our students are able to learn and play as whole group while also having opportunities for individual and small group work. Additionally, our flexible learning spaces allow children to work at floor level or at tables and chairs – wherever they’re comfortable, resulting in happy, engaged learners (and parents) and bulletin boards filled with children’s work and art.
Encouraging Creativity and Learning:
Our walls proudly boast our students’ work, art and stories for all to see. Presenting class work and accomplishments gives our children a sense of pride and self-importance while also developing and encouraging creativity. Displayed work is about the process and not the product; what matters is that children are given the opportunity to be creative.
We believe that reading should be an enjoyable experience for people of all ages, especially for children. As such, each Beanstalk Kindergarten location has a library of its own so that students can browse through and read age-appropriate books linked to classroom themes, and also those of their choice. Not only do our libraries have a wide selection of both English and Chinese books, our classrooms and common areas are filled with books as well – in addition to toys and games!
Children are curious about everything when they are young and need to have access to a variety of sensory materials (modelling clay, paint or blocks, etc.) with which to engage. As such, a day in one of our kindergarten classrooms is filled with multiple opportunities for learning combined with enriching projects. Learning centers in each classroom are stocked with blocks, math manipulatives, science, family play opportunities, reading corner, and literacy tables. Children have many opportunities to explore areas of interest with teachers providing support and extending play with questions and opportunities to lead children’s learning.
Fresh air and exercise is essential to a child’s well-being and Beanstalk believes that curiosity should be encouraged and extended periods of sitting quietly should be kept to a minimum. Encouraging physical activity, our kindergartens feature indoor and outdoor recreation areas with sand and water play areas that provide a safe and secure environment for fun filled activities for our students.
Curriculum & Programs
Beanstalk International Kindergarten follows the “IPC” (International Primary Curriculum, Early Years Program). This is specially designed for children aged from 2 – 5. Learn more about what makes up the Beanstalk Kindergarten learning experience through our unique combination of curriculum, field trips, and clubs here.
The proof is in the smile. Our students are happy about being at school and a walk through our hallways or a visit to our classrooms will show smiling, giggling and chatter as students enjoy learning and growing. We encourage you to contact us to arrange a visit to one of our kindergarten locations and to learn more by following the links on this website.