Frequently asked questions
At what age can my child attend Bamboo?
Children from 1 - 4 years old are welcome!
How can I register my child for academic year 2020-2021?
Registration for September 2020 is open and you can easily register online at this link
What is Bamboo’s program like?
We are a play-based program which means that most learning is done through play and experience.
In our classrooms you will see "centers." These centers are typically arranged from quiet to loud, and range from everything from a listening center with books, block centers with balancing materials and fun accessories, to dramatic play props, and touch and feel sensory centers like sand and water tables.
The teachers move throughout the classroom and interact with the children individually and in small groups. They work on topics and extensions based on the individual child(ren)’s developmental level. You will find in research that play is by far the MOST appropriate (and successful!) way for children to learn.
What are Bamboo’s school hours?
Parents can choose the option that best meets their needs!
We open everyday from 7am - 3pm and you have the flexibility to choose the hours that best fit your family’s schedule.
Does Bamboo offer an after school program?
Yes we do! Check out our instagram to find our current offering of after school activities.
Why is Bamboo influenced by Japanese and German educational systems? What does that mean?
Both systems firmly believe in the importance of play in the younger years.
The Japanese early childhood educational theories place an immense value on social emotional learning, language development, health and wellbeing, human relationships and building positive interaction skills between children. These are all qualities that we, at Bamboo value greatly.
Our curriculum and philosophy is designed through integrating a number of educational philosophies as well as contemporary approaches within early childhood education. We endorse educational theories of the German philosopher Rudolf Steiner, which promote learning through creative and dramatic play in environments that reflect the love and respect of nature.
We place great importance on integrated learning experiences, where numeracy and literacy skills are gained through incidental experiences; meaning that learning happens as a result of being in environments rich in language and mathematics without the need for direct instruction. When children see language and number concepts used around them in meaningful ways and as part of their everyday experience they begin to internalize them. They begin to recognize words, letters and numbers and use language and ideas that they have seen educators or other children use. An environment that is rich in literacy and numeracy possibilities is therefore an important starting point.