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About Language Garden Montessori School
Compassionate Education & Child Care
Language Garden, LLC came into being when a very talented educator suddenly became available to focus her energies on working with young children whose families wish them to learn functional Mandarin Chinese.
Our methodology of our Bellevue Montessori school is paired with traditional Montessori techniques to help reinforce language as a natural part of the hands-on learning of other subjects. We focus on traditional Chinese characters and use the Bo Po Mo Fo system of phonetics. As a phonetic system conceived and designed around the actual way that Chinese words are pronounced, it helps children quickly and naturally develop proper pronunciation habits.
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Bilingual Bellevue Montessori
The educational programs at Language Garden's bilingual Bellevue Montessori school were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Our teachers are fully Montessori certified, as are others on our staff. Montessori certification ensures that materials are well understood and used properly. In general, we recommend a combination of both English and Chinese immersion. Take a look below to learn more about each program.
Our Chinese immersion program is second to none. Our lead teacher has nearly 30 years experience teaching children, with 20 years as a Montessori teacher. Our program includes Chinese specific Montessori materials and many, many children's books in Chinese. We've had many students come in speaking neither English nor Chinese and leave speaking both languages well.
Our Chinese immersion program is ideal for children planning on going on to a Chinese language grade school, or simply for parents who want their children to have a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese.
Our excellent English immersion program is ideal either for children who have recently entered a primarily English environment, or as an adjunct to our Chinese immersion program. Our lead teacher has extensive experience in Montessori. Our Director has a passion for children's literature, and as a result we have a ridiculous number of English children's books, which we rotate in and out of the classroom. We've had many students come in speaking neither English nor Chinese and leave speaking both languages well.
Please get in touch with any questions. We’re always happy to help.
Outstanding Bilingual Bellevue Montessori
From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression, the children at Language Garden's Bellevue Montessori are constantly being exposed to new activities and environments in which to thrive. We build on the strengths and interests of each child to help build a solid foundation where they can develop their futures. Get in touch to learn more about us.
The Language Garden Montessori Team
Our People are Our Strength
Our Bellevue Montessori's staff members are passionate, dedicated, and loving, Language Garden, LLC teachers love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young kids who come to our Preschool.
Chris's education experience includes many years of teaching ESL in academic and corporate settings, including working as an adjunct English instructor at National Tsing Hua university. Although quietly working behind the scenes to ensure that the staff and parents have what they need, his passion for children shows when he goes into a classroom.
Lead Chinese Teacher & Academic Director
Caroline began working in early childhood education and tutorials in 1989. She has worked in Montessori programs since 1997 in the U.S. and Taiwan. Her dedication to both families and her students have created lasting bonds over the years that go far beyond the few years that children study with her.
Lead English Teacher
Joy was born and raised in Singapore. She graduated in Savannah, Georgia with a BFA in Animation in 2009. Before working at Language Garden LLC, she worked at companies in Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC animating children’s TV shows such as Netflix Veggie Tales, Leapfrog, Banana in Pajamas and Disney’s Elena of Avalor. Joy loves to interact and find opportunities to work with children. Her experience with children includes, but is not limited to, serving in child
ministry at church and volunteering in a couple of short mission trips in Cebu, Philippines and Kolkata, India. After having her son, she realized how important early childhood education is for children. This prompted her to make a career switch to something she feels is more
meaningful and fulfilling. Joy is dedicated to making sure each child receives the care and love they all deserve.