Bear Garden Programs

The activities of the programs at Bear Garden may sound similar to those offered by the other preschools, yet we strive to give each one new meaning with the focus of building up each precious child holistically!

Though being soaked in the highly competitive culture of Bay area for more than a decade, I still hold on to the Biblical principle that cultivating godly character is the number one goal for education! When a person truly follows God’s commands, all other areas of his/her life will fall into the right places. Therefore, all of our activities are conducted according to this belief.

Program Introduction 1

Under that belief, we strive to make our graduates ready for kindergarten since day one they enter Bear Garden. The holistic learning includes, but not limited to, the personal hygiene, safety issues, alphabet, shapes, colors, exercising fine/gross motor skills, writing his/her own name, reading step one books, etc. All these are delivered to the children with the understanding that each child is unique and has his/her own pace.

Program Introduction 2

What Our Kids Do

Preschool program

Description

You are welcome to choose the 2-day program on Tuesday/Thursday or the 3-day program on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

2-day program picture

Parental Testimony

"As a parent, I am always grateful for the guidance and support which I am getting from Bear Garden. The staff at Bear Garden is compassionate and professional. They genuinely care about the well being of children.Teacher Esther is friendly, helpful and flexible. She's like a big sister to me and I trust her. Uncle Stanley has also given me many wonderful parenting tips which help me accomodate my children's emotional needs. I am happy to see my daughters blossom into lovely girls who are caring and love to learn!" ~ Mrs. Shing from Santa Clara


"Bear Garden preschool is an outstanding preschool in so many ways. Being a home based preschool, it provides a safe, cozy and nurturing environment for the children. The teachers are attentive, always making sure every child's needs is met. The school itself is clean and so well organized. Our older 2 kids went to Bear garden preschool for 2 years each and I can't say enough how much we love the school! We have made many wonderful friends and memories there." ~Pauline from Los Gatos

Schedule

Time Activity
8:45-9:15 Chinese
9:15-9:25 Stretch/Excercise
9:25-9:55 Writing/Art/Craft
9:55-10:15 Bathroom Break/Free Play
10:15-10:30 Cleanup/Water Break
10:30-10:50 Circle Time/Prayer
10:50-11:15 Bible Story/Music
11:15-11:45 JELIC
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:45 Reading Time
12:45-1:15 Outdoor
1:15-1:35 Science Experiment
1:35-1:50 Show-n-Tell
1:50-2:00 Group Game
2:00-2:15 Wrap up

Afterschool program

Description

You are welcome to choose the 1-day, 2-day or 3-day program on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

3-day program picture

Personal Statement

Thank you very much for your interest in Bear Garden’s newly added Chinese after-school program. It is my prayer and desire to cultivate a Christ-centered homey environment to nurture these precious souls that God brings to our garden : ) This program is designed for older preschoolers, kindergarteners and above. Given the fact that it’s a mixed-age group, the learning will be self-paced with individual guidance. We will focus on learning Chinese and Chinese culture with the immersion style through various activities, e.g. reading, writing, games, stories, cooking, etc. I plan to use the Chinese teaching materials from here

Schedule

Time Activity
2:15-3:00 Learning Chinese
3:00-3:30 Chinese games/stories/craft
3:30-4:00 Cooking/Homework
4:00-4:30 Outdoor
4:30-5:00 Dinner
5:00-5:15 Game/Wrap up