Our toddlers are offered a variety of opportunities to explore their world through play. Gross motor skills and social skills are developed through both structured and unstructured play. Their days are filled with music, art, nature walks, dance, story times and more.
A great total immersion approach before immersing your child into our dual immersion program.
Preschool & Kindergarten (Hibari & Tsubame Class)
9am～1pm Age: 3～4
Kindergarten: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
9am~1pm Age: 5~6
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.
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.