New Chinese Immersion Preschool Program Coming to South Davis

Davis, CA, May 18, 2015– Peregrine School will begin offering a highly enriched Mandarin Immersion Preschool Program in September. Designed for children 3 to 5 years of age, this preschool program will reflect the play-based, child-centered philosophies that characterize Peregrine, while also incorporating a focus on Chinese language and culture.

Peregrine’s expert staff will provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate, and Reggio-inspired preschool experience for all students. Mandarin will be embedded in art, science, games, songs, fantasy play, and other child-centered activities. According to Admissions Director Mireya Inga,

Peregrine School has always utilized a focus on Spanish language learning in all of its programs. Adding a Chinese component to our school, through the Immersion Program, seemed like a natural and important step in serving the diverse make up, needs, and educational goals of the Davis Community.

Head Teacher Yi Che, PhD was born and raised in mainland China, and came to the United States to pursue her post-graduate education in 2002. She has been teaching and researching in the field of Early Childhood Education for over fifteen years, both in China and the United States. After graduating and starting a family, her interest shifted from academia to the front-line of teaching and parenting. Her previous intellectual training as a scholar offers unique insights into classroom teaching.

Peregrine School is an independent, nonprofit school dedicated to project-based learning in the arts and sciences. The Peregrine Mission is to educate children to be creative, critical thinkers. Peregrine strives to create life-long learners who reach their potential as contributors to the global community.

If you would like more information on the program or on admissions, please contact Mireya Inga at (530)-753-5500 or email at

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Peregrine School is an independent non-profit school serving children eighteen months old through sixth grade. Its mission is educate children to be creative, critical thinkers. This is achieved by integrating the academic rigor of a classical liberal arts education with child-driven projects in the arts and sciences. At Peregrine School, projects are the basic unit of study because the integration of various subjects and, in some cases, of a practical goal, such as cleaning up a creek, make education more local, relevant, and meaningful than studies separated from purpose. In addition to the regular curriculum, all the children participate in specialty classes such as dance, music, art, ceramics, and chorus. Peregrine School’s curriculum, pedagogy, and use of carefully constructed indoor and outdoor learning spaces as the learning opportunities of their own are unique in the larger Sacramento area.

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