幼兒部 ECE Program

Welcome to the Fuzhou Lakeside International School 
Early Childhood Education Program 

★ 智趣結合的主題式教學
★ 基于幼兒五大關鍵領域的教學方案
★ 安全、溫暖并且友善的學習生活環境
★ 強調個體、崇尚自由

■ What is the program like?  ECE項目(幼兒部)是什么?

Our Nursery, Preschool and Kindergarten day classes offer a unique experience in international early years’ development. In our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, you’ll find an extension of the family, a place where children feel welcomed, loved, nurtured, and inspired.  

We offer a warm and stimulating educational setting with an innovative timetable and caring teachers who focus on developing the skills your child needs for primary school by the time they leave ECE; along with increased self-confidence, kindness and a healthy appetite for learning!
At Fuzhou Lakeside International School (FLIS) ECE program, we provide a nurturing environment for children aged 3 to 6 years old.  Children are at the heart of the ECE program - experiencing the joy of learning through themes that are based on their needs and preferences; their interests help guide the learning experiences we offer. For us, it is most important that children see themselves as quite capable learners and know they are valued and understood.

在福州西湖國際學校ECE項目中,我們為3至6歲兒童提供溫暖而啟迪心智的教育環境。ECE項目以孩子為中心 - 在此,他們通過基于幼兒需要及偏好設置的主題式學習,感受學習的快樂;而孩子們的興趣,也幫助我們更好地在學習中引導他們。對我們來說,最重要的是孩子們認可自己的學習能力和價值所在,并明白他們是受到尊重、理解的。


■ How will children learn? 孩子們在此如何學習?

The ECE program uses a theme-based approach that emphasizes age-appropriate, hands-on learning and development through constructive play, teacher-led thematic games and activities, music and dance, and early literacy lessons.  Children immerse themselves in a different theme every two weeks.  Examples of themes include Animals, Foods, Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales, and The Environment.  These themes are emphasized across the daily teacher-led activities and across all Constructive Play Centers.

More specifically, our program is designed to help children learn age-appropriate content and concepts related to math and numeracy, language arts, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts.  We create a fun atmosphere which appeals to children by teaching through music and songs.  Not only do the songs repeat vocabulary from classroom themed activities, but they are also used with dance movements to help children develop their gross motor skills, balance, and other physical attributes.  Parents are greatly encouraged to play the songs at home as often as they can, for example at meal times, while at play, bath time, or while in the car.

FLIS knows the responsibility it has to children and families. Our staff and teachers value the connected partnership with parents and their involvement in their child’s learning journey.

Co-teaching effectively facilitates the English language learning environment where both Chinese and English cultures are valued. Each class has an experienced ECE team, comprising of one English speaking and one Chinese and English speaking teacher who plan together for the learning needs of individual children. Along with a kind and patient caregiver or “Auntie,” they provide an engaging environment where children interact naturally, and feel comfortable immersed in the English language and culture; with more support for those new to school, children begin to move easily between cultures. Such an accomplishment contributes positively towards a child’s future success in school, and later, performing well in a global world.



■ What are the aims of the program? ECE項目的目的為何?

Overall, the ECE program aims to respect and celebrate children’s differences while providing exceptional growth in early childhood development, appealing to children’s unique learning styles, and engaging their multiple intelligences to learn content and concepts. In this way, we can ensure that children are well prepared to enter primary school.  

The FLIS ECE program follows a whole-child approach to learning and development with a focus on five fundamental areas of early childhood development: Cognitive, Linguistic, Artistic, Physical, & Socio-Emotional (CLAPS).


Cognitive: perception, mental processing, reasoning, logic, & numeracy
Linguistic: listening, speaking, reading, & writing (multilingual)
Artistic: expression through visual arts, theatrical arts, music, & dance
Physical: gross motor movement, fine motor movement, & physical fitness
Socio-Emotional: self-awareness, empathy, morals, cooperation, & community

■ What about play time? 有關游戲時間?

We believe the FLIS ECE program is Fuzhou’s most brilliant international early childhood education program providing a creative space for children in surroundings that appeal to their sense of play and curiosity. It is a known fact that children learn best through play. Theorists and philosophers agree on this and it is core to our curriculum at FLIS ECE classes and camps. 

We believe a solid learning environment can make a huge difference as to how your child advances in the early stages of development, influencing how your child grows emotionally, intellectually and physically throughout their school life and beyond. Tremendous benefits are achieved by igniting a passion for fun and letting children’s imaginations flourish through play; of course, offering much needed routines and structure are also essential - by being involved in group led activities as well as allowing children the freedom of choosing to play as they wish. Within our daily timetable, we have a number of set group led sessions where the children participate together. In between these it is all about constructive learning centers and free flow play; allowing the maximum theme-based level of inspiration possible where imaginations can thrive. Play promotes emotional well-being and builds confidence, actively motivating children to learn new things without the need to attain a particular end goal. We encourage FLIS families to nurture children’s needs and follow their direction as much as they can – they’re all bound to have a much more enjoyable journey together!


我們相信,一個良好的學習環境能對孩子們是否在早期發展階段領跑產生極大的影響,這對他們在校園生活及未來的情感、智力及體能成長方面亦有影響。通過激發孩子們的興趣讓他們在游戲同時發揮自己的想象力,能夠產生諸多好處;當然,提供足夠所需的日常授課和學習框架也是必要的 - 通過讓孩子們參與小組活動,也讓他們擁有選擇喜愛的游戲的自由。在我們的日常授課中,孩子們會共同參與許多小組活動環節,也間雜著許多建構性學習和在自由活動時間進行的游戲;我們鼓勵孩子們在主題課程框架內產生的各種奇思妙想。游戲可以激發孩子們完善自身的種種情感,建立自信,活躍的孩子能夠不斷地學習到新鮮事物,甚至不必設立特別的終極目標。我們希望,西湖國際學校這個大家庭能在孩子們的成長道路上一路隨行!我們必能擁有一段令人愉悅的旅程。