The Tiny Dragons Preschool program offers younger students, 3-5 years old, full Chinese immersion and an early start with the Chinese language to take advantage of a child’s innate ability to distinguish the subtle tones necessary to acquire fluency in the Chinese language. Our program encourages children to learn, play, and grow through developmentally appropriate, child-friendly, play based activities in Mandarin. We believe that a play-based environment balanced with routine and structure provides children freedom to explore, make discoveries, solve problems, and develop social skills. Students will follow a curriculum that teaches basic preschool topics, such as shapes, plants, weather, and food in a fun, engaging setting.

  • Small class, customized learning in two age groups of 3-4 and 4-5 – students are taught in their instructional/age level
  • Blended age classroom activities to create a nurturing community among classmates – to learn and to be learned
  •  Low staff-child ratio to ensure program quality – allow more individual attention and curriculum instructions, reduce time and effort devoted to classroom management, and promote positive interpersonal interactions
  • All students must be fully potty trained before attending the Tiny Dragons Preschool

Sample Schedule

  • 8:30am-9:00am Morning Drop-off, Free Choice Activities
  • 9:00am-9:30am Circle Time, Attendance, Weather, Chinese Characters, Songs & Rhymes
  • 9:30am-11:00am Snack, Art, Books, Games, Puzzles
  • 11:00am-11:40am Outside Activities, Group Games
  • 11:40am-12:00pm Circle Time, Stories, Songs & Rhymes
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:15pm Nap & Quiet Activities
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm Review, Art, Games, Puzzles, Stories
  • 3:15pm-3:30pm Clean Up & DISMISSAL



2017-18 Application


2018-19 Application
  • Please note that Tiny Dragons is a private school program whereas Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) is a public school program. Students enrolled in the preschool are not guaranteed admissions into HCCS Kindergarten class. Priority will be given to siblings of HCCS students.

2018-19 Tuition

  • 5 Full Days: $895 a month
  • 5 Half Days: $675 a month
  • 3 Full Days: $630 a month
  • 2 Full Days: $475 a month
  • Non-refundable $75 registration fee for all students is required with first month’s tuition or annual payment.
  • Parents to pay tuition in full at the beginning of year or on a monthly (ACH) schedule with payment due on the 5th of the prior month. Tuition covers 10 months during the school year. One month’s notice must be given for withdrawal.