1. Young Toddler Class: 12 - 24 months old 

There are numerous changes that children experience as they move into the Young Toddler Room from the infant program. A daily routine now is a consistent framework that provides a balanced variety of learning opportunities that encourages exploration through experiences.

Sign language will be introduced to young toddler throughout the day. We also integrate simple Chinese children’s songs and music movement class to help our toddler learn Mandarin in different forms of communication and interaction.

Toddlers now are able to participate in more weekly enrichment activities including violin and music time.

  1. Regular Toddler Class: 15 - 33 months old 

Your child will now enjoy many opportunities to tap into their curious and creative sides at this age.  Every day in the Regular Toddler Room, your child will experience the following: 

  • Circle and Story Time: reinforcing language and communication development through stories, songs, finger-play songs, numbers, Chinese children poem, and theme activities  
  • Art: self-expression through structured and free art making
  • Sensory: activities to ignite their exploration and discovery through multiple senses
  • Outdoor Time: building physical and gross motor skills twice a day 

We also focus on toddler’s emotional development, such as understanding feelings; using words to express feelings and needs; and modeling positive behavior. Time for diapering and toilet training is provided throughout the day.  

Toddler Daily Schedule 

7:30am-8:30am Arriving/set up table(prepare activities for kids, open 2-3 areas)

8:30am-9:00am Reading/music/prepare breakfast

9:00am-9:30am Wash hands/breakfast

9:30am-9:40am Clean up table/wash hands

9:40am-10:10am Potty training/diaper change/reading

10:10am-10:20am Circle time(songs, music movement)/set up table for activities

10:20am-10:40am Indoor activities (table toys, project)

10:40am-10:50am Clean up

10:50am-11:05am Snack/water time

11:05am-11:45am Outdoor activities

11:45am-11:55am Potty training/diaper change/prepare lunch

11:55am-12:00pm Wash hands/ finger play/story

12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:00pm clean up/brush teeth/potty training/diaper change

1:00pm-3:00pm Nap Time

3:00pm-3:10pm Clean up mats/set up table/ wash hands

3:10pm-3:40pm Snack time

3:40pm-4:00pm Diaper change

4:00pm-4:10pm Circle time

4:10pm-5:00pm Outdoor activities

5:00pm-5:30pm Reading/music/story/drawing/mess painting

5:30pm-6:00pm Departure starts/free play/clean up classroom

They Trusted Us

 We switched to Little Panda as our son was entering preschool age, and we couldn't have been happier to have done so. Our son is glowing after days spent learning and playing with his friends. The classroom setting is supportive and caring while preparing him for Kindergarten and beyond, and the staff and teachers are terrific. We'd recommend Little Panda to anyone!   

----Chinatown Center Preschool Ben and Sarah
 We have been a Little Panda family for almost 5 years since our eldest child began at the center when she was 1.5. Our second child is currently in Preschool and will be graduating this year. During our time at Little Panda, our children have been nurtured in their Mandarin language skills, but also in their learning and social emotional development. Our children have both loved attending the center and their relationships with their teachers!   

---- Chinatown Center Preschool Sharon
 Cindy and the Little Panda teachers have built wonderful and loving community. Chinese immersion is important for our family as we don't speak it at home but want our children to bilingual. Our daughter often comes home singing a new Chinese song or poem and we can see her mandarin comprehension has improved dramatically. She tells us how much she loves Little Panda and her teachers are nice which makes us feel assured that this is the right school for us. We plan on sending our younger child there as well.   

----Chinatown Center Young Preschool Jean
 We have been going to Little Panda for five years and continue to be amazed by the love and care the wonderful staff give our boys. The attention to the children and thoughtfulness that goes into the daily planning and celebrations (eg. Chinese New Year) is second to none.   

---Chinatown Center Infant Parent Carrie Cook
 My daughter absolutely loves it here. We make the trek all the way from Cambridge every day because the peace of mind of having her in a place where I know she's thrilled to be and has made the best of friends with her classmates and teachers is worth the extra commute. She is loved and stimulated at Little Panda and never fails to surprise us with the new things she learned there.   

----Chinatown Center Toddler Parent Eric
 With a daughter who graduated from Little Panda and with a toddler and infant still at the center, we have been part of the Little Panda family for more than six years now. The center has provided an enriching environment for our children and their development, not to mention Mandarin immersion! I love how many activities teachers do with the children, the fun projects they come up with, and even the immersive field trips that the center provides.   

---Chinatown Center Infant & Toddler Parent Emily Cove
 As first time parents, the Little Panda South End Center has been a godsend. Starting our son off at the center when he was only a few months old, the infant teachers helped put him on a schedule. Drop-offs are a breeze and we always leave feeling confident that he will have a great day. Being apart can be difficult, especially in the beginning, but the updates we receive through the app Kaymbu are always a bright spot in the workday. The number of activities the teachers accomplish in a day is amazing and we know that he is definitely learning more than he would at home. We don’t know what we would do without Little Panda!   

---South End Infant Parents: Brett and Jacqueline
 We love Little Panda so much that we have enrolled all three of our children in the school. We don't call it daycare - we think of it as the best possible way to improve our children's academics, language skills, social skills, and self-help skills.
The nurturing and loving nature of both the teachers and owner at Little Panda combined with the Mandarin immersion has made our decision to enroll each of our toddlers as a "no-brainer."   

---South End Toddler Parent: John Li
 Our 2.5yr old started Little Panda in January of 2020. He instantly immersed in the school setting and culture from day 1. The teachers are welcoming and really sweet. I was shocked at how quickly he was able to pick up on mandarin. I was told by February he was already understanding a few phrases. The classroom size is small which allows one on one time with each student and I found that very helpful for my son especially since this was the first time attending school. We love how the kids go outside to the nearby parks daily, weather permitting. We love the daily structure with the kids as it helps with structure at home.
We can not recommend Little Panda enough to families and the added bonus which is why we chose is learning mandarin. If you chose Little Panda you will have happy memories to cherish for a lifetime.   

---South End Preschool Parent: Sonia Del Sonno