Hours and Days of Operation
Normal Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
We generally follow the Durham Public School calendar and will send out the official calendar for the upcoming year during registration.
Summer Program: Full day 8:30am-4:30pm; Half day 8:30am-12:30pm
Little Panda Mandarin Preschool admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies or other school-administered programs.
A Brief History of Little Panda Mandarin Preschool (LPMP)
Little Panda was originally founded in January 2003 as Durham Chinese School. The school expanded in numbers of enrolled students and in space from 2007-2010. Then, in 2011, we decided to focus on Chinese language and culture education for preschool-age children only. Therefore, Durham Chinese School became Little Panda Mandarin Preschool (LPMP).
Currently, LPMP has a morning half-day preschool for the fall and spring semesters, and summer camps from June to August with morning half-day and full-day options. We are a small and nurturing school with very low student to teacher ratios. Our maximum enrollment is 18 students per morning. We believe that the size of our school is a great strength of ours. The smaller size of the school is often comforting to children. We believe that only after children feel safe and secure can they truly focus on learning. The small size of the school is also very conducive to fostering a feeling of family and community. Throughout the years we have been very fortunate to have some great families support our school and teachers.