Ms. Karen Kean has been involved in International Early Childhood Education as a teacher and administrator for over 35 years, in Canada, USA, Mexico and the Middle East.


Throughout her career, Ms. Kean has been developing and implementing language, art and music programs.


Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, she believes that children are infinitely creative, inquisitive, confident, imaginative thinkers and capable of making connections between ideas, feelings and relationships.


She is a firm believer of the idea that “Childhood is not a race to see who can read, write and count but a small window of time to imagine, to experience, to explore, to create, to play, to have fun and to learn. Reggio inspired classrooms create wonder and find joy at every turn”.


Ms. Kean is the recipient of regional and national awards in Canada for her innovative approach to second language learning in Early Childhood.


She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She is looking forward to working with each and every one of you to make these first years of school a positive, stimulating and caring experience.

Welcome Message

Welcome to EtonHouse  E-Maison International Pre-School –  Thao Dien

We welcome you and your child to EtonHouse  E-Maison International Pre-School – Thao Dien  the first, exciting years of school.


Pre-School is a time of wonder and imagination. We look forward to our partnership – home and school working together to ensure a fun and memorable beginning to a successful journey into learning.


We promise to provide a safe, caring, inclusive and healthy environment. We promise to build upon your child’s experiences, to cultivate your child’s interests, to encourage your child’s creativity and to guide your child’s learning through play.


Pre-School marks the beginning of a learning journey and an environment that supports and encourages a child’s mental, physical and emotional growth is crucial in ensuring the child’s potentials are harnessed for the good of the local and global community.


As your child journeys through the school years at EtonHouse – Thao Dien, we promise to do our part to encourage your child to become:


  • An Effective Communicator
  • A Reflective and Creative Thinker
  • A Self-Directed, Responsible, Life-Long Learner
  • A Collaborative Contributor
  • A Caring Family Member
  • A Responsible Citizen


We hope to be able to make an impact in your child’s future and look forward to welcoming you in the coming school year.

Ms Karen Kean