Mommy &  Me

Ages: 0 - 2 years old

Maximum enrollment per class: 6 (6 babies with 6 adults)

Teachers: 2 (1 Head Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher)

Days: Tuesday

Times: 10:15 - 11:00, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

General Topics: Songs, finger plays, dance and rhythm, activities and discussions on childcare, child raising, and bilingualism

 

 

 

The Mommy and Me class is an opportunity for very small children up to 1 year 11 months old, to join a class together with an adult.

 

As this is a class with the parents’ involvement, it promotes meaningful bonding between the adult and child through activities such as: movement, hand plays, vocabulary building, rhymes, children’s songs, dancing and rhythm, manipulative toys, story time, alphabet and phonics, arts and crafts, early worksheets and puppets.

 

Although the class is called "Mommy and Me", we have had grandparents and fathers who have attended as well.

Joy Tots

Ages: 18 months to 2 years old

Maximum enrollment: 12 students

Teachers: Up to 10 students 2 teachers, 11 to 12 students 3 teachers

Days: 5 day program (Monday to Friday)

3 day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

2 day program (Tuesday, Thursday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

General Topics: playing, manipulative toys, songs, park-time

 

 

 

Joy Tots is a 6 month early English education program. As an extension of our regular Joy to the World programs, we focus on having fun while exposing early learners to English. We provide a stimulating environment that will prepare children for joining our Pre-Kindergarten program when they turn 2.

Pre-Kindergarten

Age: 2 years old

Maximum enrollment per class: 16

Teachers: Up to 12 students 2 teachers, 12 to 16 students 3 teachers

Days: 5 day program (Monday to Friday)

3 day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

2 day program (Tuesday, Thursday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

General Topics: daily routine, colors, alphabet recognition, animals, fruits, shapes, diaper/toilet training, independence, eating lunch

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten has two main goals: first, to guide students in their transition from home life to school life, and second, to provide students with the social and academic skills needed for Kindergarten. These goals are achieved with careful consideration of each students needs and abilities. Pre-Kindergarten teachers use fun songs and big actions to keep the class lively and fast-paced. A well structured daily routine is used to give students a sense of confidence.

Kindergarten

K1 Age: 3

K2 Age: 4

K3 Age: 5

Maximum enrollment per class: 16

Teachers: 1 Head Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher

Days: 5 day program (Monday to Friday)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

General Topics: daily routine, language development, reading, confidence building, self reliance, responsibility, vocabulary

 

 

 

Upon completion of Pre-Kindergarten*, and after successful toilet training, students are eligible for advancement to the Kindergarten. To address the children’s specific academic, social, and physical needs, this program has three classes, Kindergarten 1 (K1), Kindergarten 2 (K2), and Kindergarten 3 (K3). All 3 Kindergarten programs are 5 day programs.

 

Kindergarten 1 (K1)

The K1 Class will focus on phonics in preparation for early reading, speaking in complete sentences and writing the alphabet in proper strokes. Supplemental subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Music and Physical Education are integrated within the main curriculum.

 

Kindergarten 2 (K2)

The K2 Class focuses on advanced phonics for reading, speaking in complete sentences with enriched vocabulary, and writing words. In this class, children are prepared for a more challenging yet fun learning experience. Supplemental subjects like Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Music and Physical Education are integrated within the main curriculum.

 

Kindergarten 3 (K3)

The K3 Class concludes the children’s preparatory years of learning and prepares them for the more formal educational endeavor of Elementary schools. A more advanced and structured approach to learning is implemented particularly in reading phrases, sentences and books that are age-appropriate; speaking in complete sentences enriched with English vocabulary and basic grammar structure; and writing sentences enriched with spelling awareness of most commonly used words. Upon graduation from this class, children are eligible to enter various Japanese elementary schools and international schools. Science, Social Studies, Arts, Music and Physical Education are integrated within the main curriculum.

 

*Students advancing from our Pre-Kindergarten Class are given priority when considering enrollments for Kindergarten. Students from other schools, or who have never been to any formal schooling may be asked to do an evaluation before being considered for enrollment.

Afterschool Kindergarten

Age: 3 to 5 years old

Maximum enrollment per class: 16

Teachers: 1 Head Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher

Days: 4 day program (Monday to Thursday)

Students may take any number of days, 1 to 4, on a space available basis.

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Topics: basic reading, writing foundations, vocabulary, fun, basic phonics

 

The Afterschool Kindergarten is designed for students who are not enrolled in our daytime kindergarten classes. Joy to the World's emphasis on English immersion and staff of native speakers makes this program unique and valuable for students.

 

Students who enroll in the Afterschool Kindergarten will be given a skills assessment before joining the class. The 2-hour program includes phonics and alphabet writing integrated with fun activities like story-telling and singing. Each year, the class progresses through a structured series of books introducing the letters and their phonics sounds. For students that repeat the course, the class routine is the same, but the worksheets and lessons become progressively harder to continue to challenge and introduce new material.

Saturday School

Age:

Kindergarten: 3 - 5 years old

Elementary: 1st to 6th Grade

Maximum enrollment per class: 16

Teachers: 1 Head Teacher

Days:

Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

General Topics: English Communication

 

Our Saturday School is designed for intermediate and advanced English Students. Children will develop strong communication skills using English during Activity and Excursion centered lessons. Space permitting, Beginner level students may also be accepted.

Afterschool Elementary

Age: 6 and up

Maximum enrollment per class: 16

Teachers: 1 Head Teacher

Days: 4 day program (Monday to Thursday)

Students may take any number of days, 1 to 4, on a space available basis.

Times:

Door Open: 3:15

Study Hall: 3:30 - 4:00

Class 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Duration: 2 hours

General Topics: advanced reading, independent writing, reading comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, expressive speaking

 

The Afterschool Elementary classes allow children in elementary school to supplement their learning with level appropriate curriculum in English. Various subjects are covered in in-class readings, teaching students about Science, History, Arts, and Humanities. Through reading, students are exposed to new words, varied grammatical patterns, and new ideas. Reading comprehension pushes students to think about the topics covered and make their own conclusions about the material. Spelling tests and homework serve to reinforce the skills acquired in class. Students who enroll in the Afterschool Elementary program will be given a skills assessment to be assigned to the appropriate class.

 

Produced by: The loving families and Jerry Hanus of Jerry’s Home English operating Joy to the World American International School and KES Lepton. Jerry has been successfully teaching and educating children from all over the world while living in Japan for the last 15 years.

 

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