Pepperdine University and CELIN at Asia Society Survey of Chinese Early Childhood Education Programs
The purpose of this survey is to better understand the types and needs of early childhood education programs that offer Chinese for at least half of its instructional time. All information will remain anonymous. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete it.
The following section is about your school's history and context.
1. In what city and state is your early childhood education (ECE) program located? *
2. In what year was your ECE program established? *
3. Which word best describes the nature of your ECE program? *
4. Which context best describes your ECE program? *
5. What percentage of students in your ECE program are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds? (e.g., free or reduced lunch in formal K-12 contexts) *
6. What are the racial/ethnic composition and percentage of students in your ECE program, according to the following categories: African-American, Chinese, Asian (non-Chinese), Hispanic/Latino, More than one race, White, Other? (e.g., African-American 5%; Chinese 15%, ...)
7. What languages are spoken in the homes of children in your ECE program? (check all that apply) *
The following section provides is used to determine prominent features in your ECE program.
8. How many students were enrolled in your ECE program at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year? *
9. How many teachers are there in your ECE program? *
10. What is the teacher : student ratio in your ECE program? (1 : 6 ratio, 1 teacher to 6 students) *
11. On average, how many teaching aides are there in each classroom? *
12. How many administrators are there in your ECE program? *
13A. What is the minimum age requirement for children to enroll in your ECE program? *
13B. What is the highest age group in your ECE program? *
13C. What age groups does your ECE program serve? (check all that apply) *
14A. How many hours are in your typical school day? *
14B. Are children enrolled in your ECE program for five days a week? *
14C. If children are not enrolled for five days a week, how many days a week of enrollment does your ECE program offer (i.e., flexible enrollment)? (check all that apply)
15A. Does your ECE program follow an *immersion model? (*Definition: An immersion model is when at least half of the instructional time is provided in the target language) *
15B. If you answered "yes" to 15A, which model does your program follow?
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15C. If you do not follow an immersion model, how much time is Chinese offered on a weekly basis (e.g., 60 minutes)?
The following section is about the curriculum and instruction approaches adopted in your ECE programs.
16. Does your program subscribe to any of the following curricula? (check all that apply) *
17. Which instructional approaches are used in your ECE program? (choose top three options) *
18. Which curricular emphasis can most appropriately describe your program? (check top three options) *
19. What types of Chinese literacy practices occur in your classrooms? (check all that apply) *
The following section is about parent and community involvement in your ECE programs.
20. How does your school communicate with parents? (check all that apply) *
21. How are parents involved in your school? (check all that apply) *
22. What are 1 to 3 effective strategies that you have used to support parents in their children's Chinese language development? *
The following section is about participating in a national network of Chinese language/immersion ECE programs.
23. Would a national network of Chinese language/immersion ECE programs be beneficial in your work? *
24. What resources would benefit you in your work? (check all that apply) *
25. Are there any ideas or suggestions that you would like to share with us? (optional)
Thank you for participating in this survey. To increase your program's visibility and marketability, please ensure you are included in the CELIN program database at
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