Safe and fun childcare in English
The Set Schedule program is for families who know their schedule want to schedule their childcare in advance.
The Drop-In Ticket System lets you buy your childcare time in advance, but you can use it when you need.
You can mix-and-match our Set Schedule and Ticket System. Have the security of set times, and the flexibility of the drop-in tickets.
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1 to 6 years old
8 am - 6:00pmSpecial arrangements can be made for later pick up till 6:45pm (By approval only.)
Drop-in users must submit their requests through our online booking system by 3 pm the day before their intended reservation. We will inform Parents on or before 5 pm the same day regarding the status of their request. Please understand that approval is not guaranteed.
Please see our Daily Schedule example here.Important note:From 2 pm - 6 pm, AIDLC Daycare will join the Joy to the World Extended Care Program. Joy to the World is an all-English immersion school whose teachers conduct all lessons and Extended Care Programs in English.
School Lunch can be ordered through the school on a prepaid monthly basis, or children can bring home lunch.
Emergency (same-day request) drop-ins must call our Joy to the World Office and request to be admitted before coming. For these requests, we will charge double tickets if approved (the standard ticket price is ¥1500).
All students will use a timecard to clock in their start and finish time. For customers who have purchased packages, your time will be tallied after you clock out and counted against the remaining time in your package. We ask parents to please be sure to pick up on time, though we do have a 5-minute grace period for parents who are running late and call ahead to notify us. Picking up later than our 5-minute grace period will result in an automatic fee of ¥1500.
Children can bring home lunch or order through our school lunch program. (See "School Lunch Service" for details.)
We accept credit card payments for all of our services. Bank transfers and cash payments are available by request.
The Aoyama International Daycare and Learning Center (AIDLC) has been a trusted name in child care since opening our first location in Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo. However, despite its popularity and expanding branch locations, we decided to pause the program in early 2020. But now, recognizing the need for flexible childcare options, we are back. And we’re thrilled to restart our program in Bunkyo-Ku, the educational center of Tokyo, and in collaboration with Joy to the World American International School.
In Japan, “Daycare” is mainly recognized as a service for the elderly, but in the United States, it refers to a place that cares for young children. Therefore, please be assured that AIDLC is a facility for children, and we warmly welcome them with open hearts.
At drop-off time, parents must inform the teacher when they will pick up their child.
Park time may change depending on weather conditions or other considerations. If you pick up your child between 10 am-12 pm, we may ask you to pick up from the park instead of the school.
Students showing any flu-like symptoms should be kept at home. If your child develops any such symptoms, you may be called to pick them up before your arranged time.
Nuts of any kind are strictly banned in the school.
AIDLC T-shirt Uniforms and cap are required. The school cap is necessary for park time and is sent home daily. (Shirt sizes start at 90 cm.)
There is no official nap time. Instead, students who become sleepy can nap, in a separate room, away from other students but still visible to teachers.Though we may not be able to fulfill all requests about the timing and length of naps, we are happy to work with parents regarding their child's sleep schedule.
Our staff will work with parents of children enrolling who are not yet toilet trained. They will advise in terms of the process and timeline.
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Attention Joy Families
Our renewed AIDLC program is specially designed for non-members of Joy to the World, with campaign prices exclusive to them. Current Joy Members can join the AIDLC at the regular price; however, Joy Extended Care offers more competitive pricing and set package options for even better value.
Thank you for your understanding and support.