CCUSD kindergartners receive an official Chinese name

It is never too early to prepare American students for the global economy! Kindergartners in the Cave Creek Unified School District’s Chinese Immersion program received their official, lifelong Chinese name during a celebratory naming ceremony.  From this point forward, these 5-6 year olds will use their Chinese name when they are on the Chinese classroom side of the program (50% of the school day).

World Language Program Coordinator, Cristina Ladas, often hears students calling each other by their Chinese name on the playground, “It very much becomes a part of their identity when they are exposed at such a young age.”  Cave Creek Unified School District has placed an emphasis on developing language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and French from PreK-12th grade as a way of building better critical thinkers, ready to tackle the world!

CCUSD is the number 1 School District for Student Achievement in Maricopa County.  To learn more about the Chinese, French and Spanish Immersion Programs, offered to students PreK-12 at CCUSD, contact Cristina Ladas at 480-575-2019 or by emailing