Support Service Plan for Non-Chinese Speaking Children
With the revision of the “Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme”. Our kindergarten not only serves children of Chinese descent, but also the children of different ethnicities. In order to enable children to “understand each other’s culture and living habits, cultivate values and attitudes that accept and respect others” from an early age. Especially the non-Chinese speaking children to adapt to the local school system and integrate into the society as soon as possible. Our Kindergarten has provided support services for non-Chinese speaking children and families since 2019.
Our kindergarten cooperates with the external organizations. We have adopted activities tailor-made for non-Chinese speaking children. Based on the principle of “early recognition, early intervention”, and a “child-centered, family-oriented” service model in the school. Provided more comprehensive activities and support services to non-Chinese speaking children and parents. The organization will also provide teachers with professional information to assistance them in teaching non-Chinese speaking children. We will work together to deal with their needs and difficulties. To create a happy and healthy school life for the children, and jointly cultivate the growth of the children.
Targets of support services for non-Chinese speaking children
1. Support non-Chinese speaking children to learn Chinese in the kindergarten
2. Caring for the growth needs of non-Chinese speaking children from toddlers to young children
3. Promote the personal and group development of children
4. Build up an inclusive campus to help non-Chinese speaking children integrate into campus life
Service Plan Content
1. Learning support (target: non-Chinese speaking children)
• Individual learning support
The partner organization will provide learning support for individual child, enhance non-Chinese speaking children’s interest in Chinese and consolidate Chinese learning in a relaxing and enjoyable way. Develop short, medium and extended plans tailored to the children’s personal abilities. It will also provide assistance and support to non-Chinese speaking children during the class. Hope that they can participate more in class activities with confidence.
• Group study support
Make a group of two according to their ability. Through peer interaction, games, situational, role-playing, etc., non-Chinese speaking children will be more interested in learning Chinese. The structure of Chinese characters will be studied to continue language learning. We also promote inclusive learning, to meet the growth needs of non-Chinese speaking children, and to build friendships with the Chinese-speaking classmate together to promote the motivation of learning Chinese.
- Inclusive activities (target: parents of Chinese-speaking children and church volunteers)
• Parent group
• Volunteer Ambassador Training Workshop
• Featured inclusive activities
Connecting non-Chinese and Chinese-speaking families through campus inclusive activities. Let everyone know each other’s cultural characteristics and deepen mutual understanding.
- Family support (family of non-Chinese speaking children)
• Home visit service (for new students)
Understand the background of non-Chinese speaking families and the context of learning Chinese, and provide corresponding support services for families in further need.
• Community experience activities
Arrange non-Chinese-speaking families to participate in community activities or visits, increase non-Chinese-speaking families to make good use of the services/facilities in the area, and enhance their sense of belonging to the community.