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Why do you only offer 5‑day and 3‑day after-school program?

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Our goal is to help chil­dren devel­op a strong Chi­nese lan­guage abil­i­ty; to devel­op their ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and reading/writing skills.
Since many fam­i­lies have lit­tle or no abil­i­ty to sup­port their chil­dren learn­ing Chi­nese at home, we feel that 3‑days is the min­i­mum at our pro­gram since chil­dren have 2–3 hours per day at our after-school pro­gram. This equates to about 6–9 hours per week.
As such, our pro­gram is cur­rent­ly set up as MTWThF (5‑day) or MWF(3‑day) options to prop­er­ly sup­port kids in our pro­gram.
In addi­tion, our teach­ers need to teach our cur­ricu­lum sequence so kids can advance as a cohe­sive group. While we would love to accom­mo­date oth­er part-time con­fig­u­ra­tions or offer drop-in, these options will ulti­mate­ly hurt chil­dren’s lan­guage devel­op­ment.
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