Although it may seem like fun and games to preschoolers, the curriculum we follow is packed with educational elements. Games abound that teach pre-reading skills like phonemic awareness and letter and sound recognition, hiragana, basic math concepts and hands-on science exploration.
The program is also to direct, involve and encourage children to discuss and work on their ideas as a group. We focus greatly on language art and interpersonal skills. Many short field trips and fun events are scheduled for an engaging and interactive learning environment.
We are a dual immersion institution, classes are conducted in both English and Japanese. Half of the day is in English and the rest in Japanese.
9am～1pm Age: 3～4
Kindergarten: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
9am~1pm Age: 5~6
Extended Care: 1pm～6pm
We do offer extended care service for busy parents. It is basically child care and we do a lot of fun activities in a relaxing environment!
Morning school program
8:50 Doors open
9:00 Learning centers / payhut
9:30 Morning Circle
10:00 toilet / activity
11:00 park/ lunch
12:00 J-talk / Japanese songs
13:00 day ends!
After school program
14:30 snack time
15:00 blabber lips / giggles / letter land ( instructions in English)
16:00 Shitake Club / Japanese Fun! / park time
17:00 story / origam / snack
18:00 day ends!
*Hikari Program: 2 hours & *Asahi: 3 hours of selected programs, depending on the hour of attendance.
Things to bring:
1. Smock, apron, bandana
2. Change of clothes & a big ziploc bag (for laundry)
3. Hand towel
4. Lunch, cup, fork, spoon and chopsticks
5. Hat and sunscreen lotion (in sunny weather)
6. A favorite toy (if needed during the transition period)
Please make sure that you print your child’s name clearly (using block letters) on all his/her belongings.