Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

My child does not speak Chinese. Is this a problem?

Not at all. Students do not need to have any prior exposure to the Chinese language to enroll.

Our family does not speak Chinese. Is this a problem?

Not at all. Little Tiger is designed for non-native speakers of Chinese. Even if you do not speak any Chinese, there are many ways you can be involved with Little Tiger and support your child’s learning.

What after-school programs are available?

Spanish, theater, music, and supervised free play afterschool programs are available. Students also have the option to enroll in our CWM after-school immersion classes.

How is Little Tiger responding to COVID-19?

Little Tiger has returned to in-person learning with an array of safety measures in place. These include low-risk community guidelines, universal masking, physical distancing measures, outdoor learning, and an emphasis on indoor air quality and ventilation.

Please see our COVID Info page for full details.

Does Little Tiger offer remote learning options?

The Little Tiger teaching team is experienced in in-person as well as remote instruction. In March, within days of the announcement that schools were closed to in-person learning, our team created an online platform in order to ensure continuity of learning for students for the remainder of the spring semester. 

Since reopening to in-person learning in Fall 2020, our primary focus is on the in-person experience. Each of our classrooms is equipped with a Live Classroom setup, which allows in-person and remote students to receive the same interactive lesson simultaneously. This is a valuable tool for keeping students and staff connected anytime a family needs to learn from home, whether for a couple of days or a more extended period of time.

Does Little Tiger accept transfer students?

In the Pre-K and Kinder levels, new students may apply and enroll regardless of their Chinese language level.

In the elementary grade levels, a language assessment is required for prospective students. The elementary curriculum assumes that students have achieved a high level of Chinese proficiency. This allows the curriculum to focus on traditional subject areas (language arts, math, science, etc.) rather than language acquisition.

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