In the heart of Chengdu’s High-Tech district, Soong Chingling International Kindergarten works to foster an innovative learning environment for China’s brightest kids. Through the Klemm Fellowship, I was able to be the assistant English teacher to the K-3 “Apple Class” at this school. This presentation will show my experiences here and give a closer look into China’s approach to early education; which is ultimately a reflection of the Chinese culture as a whole. Although the day was filled with creative projects and a lot of physical activity, the kids followed a strict schedule and had many rules. As kindergarteners, their school day starts at 8:30am with breakfast and ends after dinner at 5:30pm. The intensity of the curriculum and the dedication to learn English at such a young age clearly displayed China’s commitment to producing global citizens and prioritizing education as a foundational aspect of their society; as they have been for thousands of years.