Our Program

Core Program
The classrooms are all bilingual with equal attention given to lessons in both English and Mandarin and are led by a team of one Foreign and one Chinese Home Room Teacher. In addition, all classes have Teacher Assistants to comply with or exceed NAEYC preschool standards from the USA.


Daily communication through Brightwheel, monthly newsletter, weekly Wechat updates and regular parent-teacher conferences keep parents well informed on their child’s activities and progress. Regular assessments throughout the year document each child’s developmental milestones and achievements. As a result, children will be well prepared to enter grade one at any local or international primary school.

Chinese Track
Addressing the needs of Chinese children, we offer an intensive study program to develop English competencies. The program is supplementary with an extra hour daily devoted to English phonics, vocabulary, sentence structures and reading comprehension.

Accelerated Reading

To challenge and stimulate children with increased proficiency in reading, we offer a supplemental program to advance skills in literacy. We proudly utilize “Reading A to Z” to engage children and encourage and develop greater literary fluency. As an added benefit, reading materials and worksheets can be made available on request to parents who would like to participate in further home study with their child.​

Enrichment Programs

The Child Academy offers a variety of after school enrichment programs for all children. All Child Academy activities are designed to stimulate children’s curiosity in areas of creative, cognitive and physical development. We invite you to encourage your child’s interest in one of our numerous after school programs.


  • Thematic Art
  • Cooking
  • Piano Lessons
  • Ukelele Lessons
  • Choir


  • Advance Phonics
  • Engineering
  • Coding
  • German Lessons


  • Gymnastics
  • Ballet
  • Kung Fe
  • Soccer
  • Jump Rope


Premium Catering

Food quality and safety is a big issue at The Child Academy. The Child Academy selects only premium food providers for our campuses and is committed to a healthy, balanced menu of both Western and Chinese cuisine. Our meals are catered by the Intercontinental Hotel, which is one of two hotels that have an official catering license in Shanghai. Their food is carefully prepared with only the freshest ingredients according to the nutritional needs of children. In addition, we serve healthy snacks throughout the day with child appropriate portions of fruit, vegetables and breads.