Early Childhood

Dr. Gerdes Leads the Dragon Dance

Early Childhood faculty, students and especially our principal, Dr. Gerdes celebrate the coming of the Year of the Ox!

Students have been learning the cultural significance and traditions of celebrating a new year.


The highlights during Chinese New Year include 1) putting up decorations, 2) eating reunion dinner with family on New Year's Eve, 3) firecrackers and fireworks, and 4) giving red envelopes and other gifts.

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is China's most important festival. It is time for families to be together and a week of an official public holiday.

Chinese New Year is popularly known as the Spring Festival in China, it starts from the beginning of Spring and marks the end of winter. The Spring Festival marks a new year on the lunar calendar and represents the desire for new life.

Chinese Lunar New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12, 2021, beginning a year of the Ox. Our school holiday will be February 11–21, 2021.

Wishing all our Early Childhood families a year filled with health, prosperity and happiness!