A Reggio Emilia inspired, English-immersion program in Taipei for ages 2-6.

Pre-Primary Program at Tinkerseeds

Our Pre-Primary Program is an English immersion school year program for children ages 2-6. Children join the program as a group of learners supported by native English-speaking teachers and a responsive curriculum driven by our vision for early childhood education. The Pre-Primary Program meets for half-days in the mornings Mondays - Fridays, 8:45 AM - 12:10 PM.

Emergent Curriculum

Children’s interests are captured in the stories they tell us every day. Eventually, we identify lines of inquiry from among those interests that are worth exploring further. Our curriculum emerges from these children-initiated ideas that are then supported intentionally by the teachers.

Projects that may last from a few weeks to several months offer children a platform for playful learning that is rich, engaging, and meaningful. Children also develop a sense of agency in their learning as we nurture their identity as capable and curious learners.

Literacy + Art

We combine literacy and art to develop children’s cognitive and language skills, creative- and critical-thinking, and social-emotional awareness. We do this through the power of stories, the project approach, and literacy skill-building activities.

Social Learning

Learning how to socialize in groups outside of the family is an important part of life for young children. Learning is not solely an individual experience. Children learn much more through interaction with other children, adults, and their environment. We tap into the social aspect of learning through group activities and forming a sense of community in the classroom and the school.

Phonics and Literacy Development

We dynamically balance children’s learning through stories and projects with a systematic and explicit approach to English language and literacy development. This begins with building a strong foundation in phonics and awareness of the 42 sounds of the English language.

As children develop fine motor control, we also support their writing skills starting with letter formation. Since we intentionally design our learning experiences to connect with children’s ideas, they develop an active interest in acquiring these literacy skills to enable them to articulate and share their ideas.

Learning Standards

Behind our emergent curriculum approach are our learning standards. For our Pre-Primary Program we track a set of learning standards research has shown to be powerful indicators for later school success. These learning standards cover 7 developmental domains: social-emotional, cognitive, language, literacy, art, physical, and mathematical thinking.

As we respond to children’s interests, we opportunistically integrate these standards as learning objectives to ensure that we are intentional in the continual development of children and their acquisition of skills and knowledge. These learning standards also align with the Common Core State Standards in the United States.

Multi-age Classrooms

We have two multi-age classrooms in the Pre-Primary program. The younger classroom holds 2- to 4-year-olds and the older classroom holds 4- to 6-year-olds.

Children develop in different ways and at different speeds in different areas. For any given area of development, less experienced children can learn a lot from more experienced children. Likewise, older children gain a lot from interacting with younger children. A multi-age approach to learning makes a lot of sense.

Our school year runs from mid-August through June each year. Admission into our Pre-Primary Program is on a rolling basis until spaces are no longer available, after which we will maintain a waitlist. Learn more about our admissions process.

Pre-Primary Program

  • Morning half-days 8:45-12:10
  • For children ages 2-6 years old
  • English immersion environment
  • Play-based learning through stories, projects, and tinkering
  • Meaningful literacy learning
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Programs at Tinkerseeds

Ages 2-6
Ages 5-10
Summer Camp 2024
Ages 4-8
July 1-26

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Contact Us

To schedule a visit, please call us:
☎ (02) 2532-0064

Please fill out the form below and then CALL US at (02) 2532-0064 to join one of our parent tours. We are available to answer calls Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00. If you have any questions, please email us at team at tinkerseeds dot com.
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Tinkerseeds Children’s Workshop
1F, No. 22, Alley 2, Lane 397, Mingshui Rd.,
Zhongshan District, Taipei City 104
☎: (02) 2532-0064
Email: hello@tinkerseeds.com

We welcome interested parents to visit us! We host parent tours on most Thursday afternoons by appointment only. Parents will get a chance to see our environment, learn about our approach to education, and get information about tuition and class schedules. The parent tours last about 45 minutes.