PROVIDING THE BEST IN EARLY EDUCATION SINCE 2007
2001 – FOUNDATIONS OF TCA
Our Founder, Patrick, opened his first preschool and kindergarten in Canada when he was 21 after seeing the tremendous need from parents for a progressive bilingual school (English/French) that offered an alternative approach to the heavily regulated government subsidized schools his family had managed.
2007 – THE CHILD ACADEMY LAUNCHES
Patrick arrived in China in 2005 while traveling around the world and decided to stay. He proceeded to prepare and plan for 2 years before opening The Child Academy in cooperation with the German Center in 2007. From the beginning, The Child Academy has built a solid reputation as a progressive international school that can inspire, delight and educate both foreign and local children ranging from 18 months to 6 years old.
2013 – OPENING OF JINQIAO CAMPUS
Nine years since The Child Academy first opened its doors in Shanghai, you will still find Patrick on a daily basis managing both schools to make sure that each and every child is being well looked after and benefitting fully from the The Child Academy way.
2018 – NEW CAMPUS LAUNCH AT HONGFENG ROAD
This year marks the opening of our 3rd campus at Hongfeng Road where TCA will begin a new program concept focused on very young learners and the exclusive offering of Mommybow courses in Shanghai.