When I learned that Huili School Hangzhou was about to open, I took Jiajia to have a visit. The first thing we saw walking into Huili was the cheerful teachers. They were kind and treated every child as an individual; everything they did was truly “all for the children”.
I once read in a book that “the thing that makes one’s life worth living, when thinking of early years education, is to sow a seed of kindness with profound meanings in their childhood”. With this in mind, I chose Huili Nursery Hangzhou for my children.
Learning can only be effective and attractive when it is fun for children. Huili’s curriculum develops children’s curiosity, encourages them to take the initiative, and fills them with a sense of achievement through explorations. There are many workshops for children to begin their inquiry-based investigations, such as the mud kitchen, carpentry, a water-play area and the flower shop. The campus decorations are easy on the eyes with an elegant style, and reading corners are around every corner. It is great to raise a reading habit from a very young age. Nowadays, wherever there are books, Jiajia and Leo will take one and read independently.
I like Huili also because of its teachers. They respect every child in their actions and speech, let them enjoy the freedom of having fun and encourage them to boldly explore within a safe limit, allowing children to learn more by discovering the unknown. When they talk to children, they squat down and look into their eyes. They incorporate games into daily activities to release children’s natural love for play and implicitly help children raise good habits. Besides, they never say something generic about a child; instead, they give detailed guidance to drive their motivation. For example, Jiajia asked her teacher, “Is it going to rain today?” Instead of saying yes or no, the teacher said attentively, “I don’t think it’s going to rain today because I checked the weather forecast, and it said there was no rain. Look, the clouds are not thick, so it’s not going to rain at the moment.”
I couldn’t agree more with Huili’s values - courage, integrity, kindness, respect and responsibility. I believe that with these values, our children will become inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive, or the five Huili identities.