International preschool in Nagoya-shi Chigusa-ku【Kakuozan International Preschool】

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Preschool Course

Preschool Course

This is our regular English kindergarten.

For children, play is learning, so learning should be play! At our school, laughter and play are an integral part of children getting the education they need and in becoming aware of other cultures.

Hatchlings Class: 1~2 years old (conditions apply)
Ducklings Class: 2~3 years old
Hummingbirds Class: 3~4 years old
Parrots Class: 4~5 years old
Eaglets Class: 5~6 years old
Hatchlings Class: Monday to Friday
from 2 to 5 times per week
Ducklings Class: Monday to Friday
from 3 to 5 times per week
Hummingbirds, Parrots & Eaglets Class: Monday to Friday, 5 times a week
Number of teachers All classes: 2 teachers
One native-English speaking teacher and one bilingual Japanese teacher.
Summary Led by two teachers (one Native English teacher and one bilingual Japanese teacher), our classes are designed for our students to have a "full immersion" experience, all classes (lessons, lunch, play time) are conducted exclusively in English. Course material is based on monthly themes and age-appropriate skills training, the combination of which ensures a holistic approach to learning. For the younger classes, it is an excellent beginning for early socialization beyond the child's family. Sharing, joining a group activity, cleaning up toys, and transitioning out of diapers are among the areas students will soon succeed at. All children are exposed frequently to pre-academic (alphabet, phonics, sight words) training, which forms the scaffolding for full-fledged reading and writing skills in the higher level classes.

A day at KIPS (Ducklings Schedule)

Time Activity
9:10 - 9:45 Arrival/Free Play
9:45 - 10:15 Morning Circle/Exercises/Dance/Songs
10:15 - 10:25 Tea/Toilet break
10:25 - 10:45 Alphabet/Phonics/Numbers/Colours/Shapes
Days of the Week /Months of the year/Theme vocabulary
10:45 - 11:30 Activity 1
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch/Brushing Teeth/Toilet/Free Play
13:00 - 13:40 Activity 2
13:40 - 13:50 Story Time/Snack
13:50 Goodbye

A day at KIPS (Hummingbirds Schedule)

Time Activity
9:10 - 9:45 Arrival/Free Play /(Morning Running Program -
once a week)
9:45 - 10:10 Toilet break/(Return to school)
10:10 - 10:25 Morning Circle/Alphabet/Dance/Exercises/Songs/
Numbers/Colours/Phonics/Days of the Week/Months of the year/
Weather/Theme vocabulary
10:25 - 11:00 Homework/ Writing exercises/
Phonics lesson/ Reading lesson
11:00 - 11:30 Activity 1
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch/Brushing Teeth/Toilet/Free Play
12:30 - 13:30 Activity 2
13:30 - 13:50 Story Time/Snack
13:50- Goodbye

Examples of Activities

  • Alphabet/Phonics
  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Craft
  • Mathematics
  • Songs/Dance
  • Indoor Exercises
  • Outdoor Play
  • Nature Play
  • Class Project
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Show & Tell
  • Diary
  • Healthy Living/Social
  • Monthly Themes
  • Role Play
  • Natural Disaster Evacuation preparations

Events throughout the year

We have many exciting events throughout the year so our students can constantly learn and have fun. Here are just a few examples…

Egg Hunt, Sports Day, Pool play and water fights, field trips, Nature and Marathon Days, Sleepover, Kidzania, Dress up days, Fire or police station visit (Eaglets only), Snow hill, Running Program, Christmas Concert, Graduation Ceremony (Parrots and Eaglets only), Halloween Party, Setsubun… plus so much more!