The International Montessori School of Beijing
Jiade Montessori Bilingual Kindergarten
National Institute of Montessori Education
King's Wing Orphanage
On Nov. 18, the grand opening ceremony of Jiade Montessori Bilingual Kindergard, Jinniu Campus of Chengdu was held. Distinguished guests from AMS, Wisdom Group, Education Bureau of Sichuan Province, Education Bureau of Jinniu District, and representatives of parents attended this ceremony.
In the beginning of the ceremony, the kids of JDM, Jinniu campus of Chengdu presented fabulous performances: musical instruments, group dance, single dance of Hip Hop, martial arts, etc. All the guests are deeply touched by those lovely kids.
In a happy and peaceful atmosphere, the opening ceremony unveiled following the performances. Mr. Richard Ungerer, the former Executive Director of American Montessori Society (AMS) expressed the wishes to this new kindergarten on behalf of AMS. He highly praised the teaching ideas, education methods, and the environment of JDM Chengdu Campus, and awarded it to be affiliated member school of AMS. A formal awarding ceremony was followed.
After the awarding ceremony, the director of National Institute of Vocational Education, Beijing Normal University (NIME), and board director of National Institute of Montessori Education (NIME), Mr. Su Yongfei introduced the history of NIME.NIME was established in 2016 with the approval of National Institute of Vocational Education, Beijing Normal University. The aim of NIME is to improve domestic Montessori education, establish Chinese Montessori Alliance, cultivate Montessori teachers, and foster a better regulated industry.
Mr. Su Yongfei sent his congratulations to the opening of the new JDM kindergarten in Chengdu, and wished that this new campus could be the model of private high-end education organizations for Jinniu District with its advanced educational philosophy and teaching method. Mr. Su Yongfei awarded the plate of “Teacher Practice Site” to JDM Chengdu Campus. It is one of the first group of kindergartens that was awarded this honor by NIME.
“All our devotion to children will blossom and harvest”, said Madam Doris Cheng, the Executive Director of WIEG. She wished that JDM, Chengdu Campus keep the high standards of Wisdom Group, and provide a happy and healthy learning environment for the children.
In order to create the high-quality bilingual kindergarten of modern, environmental friendly, and safe, JDM not only well prepared classroom environment and teaching materials, but also recruited a high level team of teachers, in order to provide the best learning environment for children.
The principal of JDM Chengdu Campus, Madam Shen Guanqiong said:”Our teachers are not only excellent in teaching, they are also devoted, patient and warm-hearted to our children. In the future, we will accept the test of society and parents with our high teaching quality.” At 11:01, the opening ceremony ended in ribbon cutting ceremony by our distinguished guests.
活动结束后，美国蒙台梭利协会两位高层就嘉德蒙台梭利双语幼儿园在中国如何发展等问题接受了媒体采访，Richard Ungerer先生说：“蒙台梭利是一种教育理念，我们关注的是如何建立完善的监督体系，让更多的儿童有机会享受高品质的蒙台梭利教育，中国应该建立自己的蒙台梭利协会来完成这个工作。”Richard Ungerer先生在回答如何让“蒙台梭利更本土化”时表示：“我们在研发进入中国的蒙台梭利标准时就明确了使用蒙台梭利教育理念，但同时适应中国传统文化的基调。”
After the ceremony, the two distinguished guests from AMS accepted media interviews and talked about the development plan of JDM Bilingual Kindergartens in China. Mr. Richard Ungerer said:”Montessori Method is a kind of teaching philosophy. To provide high qualified Montessori education to more children, it is necessary to establish a system of supervision in China.” As for the localization of Montessori Method, Mr Richard Ungerer said:”When we are making the Chinese Montessori standards, we emphasized to adapt Montessori Ideas into Chinese culture.”
当天下午，嘉德蒙台梭利双语幼儿园成都校区还举行了家长分享会，前任美国蒙台梭利协会执行理事Richard Ungerer先生和美国蒙台利梭协会董事会副主席Dane Perers先生为家长们作了关于蒙台梭利教育理念的专题分享，为整个活动画上了完满的句号。
In the afternoon, Mr. Richard Ungerer and Mr. Dane Peters shared the Montessori Education philosophy with parents in the Parent Info session held in JDM Chengdu Campus. They patiently answered their questions and cleared their doubts. A successful conclusion to the whole activity.