Enroll Your Child in a Mandarin Preschool

Enrollment & Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in AMI! If you wish to become part of AMI family, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • 1 Attend a tour. The tour is typically on the 4th Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. from January to October. Please contact the school for confirmation.
  • 2 Send an email to hold a spot on the waiting list after the tour. You must attend a tour first.
  • 3 When there is a vacancy, AMI will contact you for an assessment play date during school hours. We typically do not have openings until our current students graduate in June. Assessment play dates are scheduled through Spring for the following school year.
  • 4 Offer email will be sent out within three days after the assessment.
  • 5 Once you accept the offer, you can register here

AMI Monthly Theme

My School
All about Me
My family
Labor Day
中秋節
 
A, B, C
ㄅㄆㄇㄈ
ㄧ二大小
1, 2
Yellow
Square
Big/Small
Independence自主

In my house
Feelings
Five Senses
Halloween
 
D, E, F
ㄉㄊㄋㄌ
三四上下
3, 4
Orange
Circle
Up/ Down
Manner 禮節

Community Helper
Personal Safety
Table Manners Thanksgiving
 
G, H, I
ㄍㄎㄏ
五六人口
5, 6
Brown
Triangle
Come/Go
Gratefulness感恩
Help Others助人
Contribute回饋, 奉獻

Community Helper Season (clothes)
Christmas
New Year
 
J, K, L
ㄐㄑㄒ
七八日月
7, 8
Red
Rectangle
Open/Closed
Self-Reflect反省
Self-Control 自制

Weather
Rainbow
Know our foods
Chinese New Year
 
M, N, O
ㄓㄔㄕㄖ
九十山木
9, 10
White
Diamond
Fast/ Slow
Honesty誠信, 敦厚

Know Our Foods
Life Cycle

-Amphibians
-Mammals
-Insects
-Plants

Valentine’s Day
元宵節

P, Q, R
ㄗㄘㄙ
心耳手力
Even numbers
Pink
Heart
Over/Under
Caring關懷
Empathy 同理心

Plants
Gardening
Bugs
**Water Conservation
 
S, T, U
ㄧㄨㄩ
早水火牛
Odd Number
Blue
Star
Far/ Near
Equality平等
Braveness 勇氣

Animals

-兩棲動物
-哺乳動物

Easter
Earth Day
**Food conservation

V, W, X
ㄚㄛㄜㄝ
多少今天
Count by 10
Purple
Oval
On/ Off
Let’s be green!
環保, 感恩大地, 惜福

Under the Sea
Our World
Mother’s Day
Teacher’s Day
 
Y, Z
ㄞㄟㄠㄡ
土石中工
County by 5
Green
Octagon
Hot/ Cold
Responsibility責任, 負責

Our World
Outer Space
Transportation
Father’s Day
端午節
 
Alphabet Review
ㄢㄣㄤ
刀子牙公
Count by 2
Black
Crescent
Heavy/ Light
Respect/Filial Piety 尊重, 孝悌, 體貼

Different Culture
Different People
**Disabled, color, gender, race
Independence Day
 
Alphabet Review
ㄥㄦ
女田米
Review Math
Rainbow color
Day/ Night
Being a good citizen公德
Kindness博愛仁慈

Sports Skills
Discovering the Summer Fun!
Different Culture
Different People
 
Alphabet Review
Review Math
Review Chinese
Review Shapes
Dry/Wet Teamwork合作

Calendar & Schedules

School Hours

AMI only offers full-day part-time or full-time programs. Part-time programs can be 2-4 days/week. Full-time program is five full days. Part-time and full-time programs are all full days to encourage friendship and bonding.

AMI is open from 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Each program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Early drop off and extended child care is complimentary. No additional fees.

School Schedule

Holiday and Breaks Sample

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day

Thursday/Friday, November 28, 29 -Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3 Winter Break

Tuesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day

Monday, January 20 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 17 - Washington’s Birthday

Monday, April 11 - Friday, April 14 - Spring Break

Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4 Independence Day

***Three Teacher Work Days TBD in August.***

Daily Schedule Sample

Daily Schedule Sample

*This schedule is merely a guideline, the actual times and activities vary in response to the children’s needs and interests.

7:45- 8:30 AM Early Drop off Greeting children, sign-in, free choice 
8:30-8:45 AM Arrival
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
8:45-9:15 AM Breakfast Breakfast is last served at 9:05.  Clean up is 9:10.
9:15-9:45 AM Circle Time Calendar, weather, news, mini-lessons, songs, and stories.
9:45-9:55 AM Stretches Fun stretches to wake up the body for a full day of learn and play.
9:55-10:15 AM CLAMP Characters, letters, association, math, phonics 
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
10:15-10:45 AM Outdoor Educational Play Games, bike, balls, bubble, sand box, gardens, play structure, large building Play blocks, and water
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
10:45-11:45 AM Theme-Based Activites/Music Arts/Crafts, music appreciation
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
11:45 AM -12:45 PM Lunch Time
Outdoor Educational Play Games, bike, balls, bubble, sand box, gardens, play structure, large building Play blocks, and water
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
12:45-2:45 PM Nap Time/Quite Time
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
2:45-4:00 PM Clean Up Nap Items
Snack Time
Outdoor Educational Play Games, bike, balls, bubble, sand box, gardens, play structure, large building Play blocks, and water
Personal Care Potty, wash hands, drink water
4:00-4:30 PM Circle Time Theme-based rhymes, songs, stories
4:30-5:00 PM Theme-Based Activities
5:00-6:05 PM Free Choice
6:05-6:15 PM Clean Up

Monthly Menu

Sample Menu

Example of a detailed menu:

Breakfast:

Scramble eggs, walnut, Asian pear and strawberry

Lunch:

Bean Curd with pork sauce, broccoli with turkey and steamed leafy greens

Snack:

Lentil curls, orange, and apples.

Drinks

Drinking water is encouraged frequently through out the day. Soy milk is served at breakfast.

Rice 米飯

Brown rice only

Bacon and Ham

We do not use product with nitrate.

Chicken 雞湯/Pork bone 排骨湯/Beef bone Soup 牛肉湯

Cooked from organic ingredients. Most of our dishes use this homemade broth.

Meat

Our organic pork comes directly from farmers' market vendor to ensure freshness. The vendor will provide bacon, sausage and ham that meets our nitrate-free and low-sodium requirement.

Vegetables and Fruits

We try our best to purchase as many ingredient from the farmer’s market as we can. We would like our children learn to appreciate fresh produce. We also like to support our local farmers whenever we can.