Early Childhood Mandarin Program

Jumpstart in Mandarin Learning

Young children’s brain is like a sponge, they constantly absorb information from the environment to make a scene of the world. Especially in language learning, studies have shown that the earlier a child is exposed to a language, the higher chance they can become fluent in the future. By learning Mandarin at a young age, we are giving children the opportunity to become familiar with the language and gain an appreciation for the Chinese culture. Learning a second language is not only giving children a tool for communication, but also opening a door for them to explore the world of wonder.

Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs for children at different ages and each curriculum is designed to meet their developmental milestones. Understanding families having different schedules, we offer weekdays and weekends options so that family can choose classes that work the best for them.

Preschool Program

Mandarin Immersion Preschool Class (3-5 years old)

Young children can pick up language naturally. This Mandarin immersion preschool class provides a plentiful opportunity to immerge children into a total Mandarin environment. Through group activities, songs, stories, games, and crafts, children will learn to speak in most daily life converse that is practical and fun. Our experienced and qualified teachers carefully designed age appropriate activities to meet young children’s development. No prior knowledge in Chinese is required. Children must be toilet trained and please bring a healthy snack.

For Class schedule and registration please visit Community Program page.


    Choice: 5 days (M-F), 3 days (M, W, F), 2 days (T, Th), or Sat.

  • AM Schedule: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • PM Schedule: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Weekend Schedule: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Kindergarten Program

Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten Class (5-6 years old)

In a Mandarin immersion environment, children can acquire the language in the most natural way. Our class is designed with a variety of activities such as stories, games, songs, and group time to promotes children’s listening and speaking skills. Through exploring theme topics, children will learn basic Chinese characters and become familiar with the culture. This fundamental class is designed to spark children’s interest and build their confidence in language learning for a lifetime.
For Class schedule and registration please visit Community Program page.


  • PM Schedule: M-F/ 12:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Other Programs for Kindergartener:

After School- Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten Class


  • Schedule: 5 days (M-F), or 3 days (M, W, F)
  • Hours: 12:00 – 6:30 PM

Kindergarten Chinese Class


  • Wed : 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Sat : 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Sun : 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mandarin Story Time

Mandarin Immersion Preschool Class (3-5 years old)

The South Coast Chinese Cultural Center welcome young children and speakers of any languages to come to our library and join us for Chinese story time. Our story time is filled with fun activities such as songs, rhymes, and finger plays that promote early literacy skills. We also wrap up the story with a craft activity where children can get hands-on practice with vocabularies. It is a great opportunity for parents to participate in activities and explore the Mandarin language with their children. Free and open to the public. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Please visit Community Program page to reserve the spot. For Class schedule and registration please visit Community Program page.

Location: SCCCA Library
Time: Wednesday, 10:00-10:30 AM