Why Mandarin?

“I knew that by investing in our children in this way, we were giving them a unique gift that only ZCS could provide. It would be something they could use and enjoy their whole life.” When Ben and Cara Wickstra were deciding on a pre-school for their oldest son Owen, they knew their passion for…

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Wire

“But more importantly, I believe that by teaching them about God’s love and grace, we can instill in them a foundation of faith that will guide them throughout their lives no matter where they live in the world.” With a strong love for early childhood education and Chinese culture, Melissa Wire brings a unique perspective…

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Weibao Zhang: To Teach Children to Love God and His Word

爱上帝,爱孩子,爱学习 Ama a Dios, Ama a los niños, Ama aprender  Love God, Love Kids, Love Learning Weibao Zhang – 4th & 5th Mandarin Immersion  Weibao (Way-baow), or Zhang Laoshi (Jahng La-ow-shur) as known by the students, is an energetic, kind teacher with a heart for the Lord. One of Weibao’s favorite things about teaching is…

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The Osterinks: Beyond the classroom

Our family has been involved with the Mandarin Immersion program at ZCS for over 7 years now. From our initial experiences up to today, we have been blessed to learn and grow new things with each additional year our kids are in the program. Though in the beginning we may have had hesitations around our…

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