The Little Urban Center Preschool (LUC, Chinese: LUC教育集团国际儿童中心) is a growing International Preschool in the heart of the International Community in Shanghai. In the 5 years since our foundation in 2012, LUC’s reputation has grown rapidly, to the point where we now enjoy an excellent reputation in the community and our children are admitted to the finest schools in Shanghai and beyond. In March 2017 we were proud to achieve COBIS member status, ready for the next stage of our development. The children at LUC range from 2 to 6 years of age and come from a diverse range of cultures. Our aim is to produce children who will have a positive impact on the world. Children will leave with strong social, emotional, bilingual and academic foundations, to confidently enter Primary School and beyond. We stress the need to develop the children’s academics, character, health and their emotional wellbeing through a child-centred, virtue led Early Years approach based on the UK EYFS. This approach will give LUC children the foundation they need to become future leaders and that is our aim at LUC. Our philosophy is based on the idea that, children should love coming to school, it is an exciting place where they can socialize, inquire, play and succeed. Their learning should be based around play, where their imaginations are utilized to foster creativity. Our positive environment creates the conditions that enable children to develop into well balanced, confident individuals who will flourish here, going on to succeed in Primary School and beyond.