Our Classes

For Newborns

The Mommy and Me class is for our youngest learners.

By four months old, children recognize patterns in the speech they hear, so it is never too early to introduce different languages and a variety of speakers and voices for them to hear.

Although called "Mommy and Me," any parent, a legal guardian, or grandparent can attend this class together with their child.

Daytime Classes

Our daytime programs are for children from 18 months to 6 years old and run from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday.

In our full-day classes, teachers guide children through cognitive, social, and physical learning.  Each class had age-appropriate goals and guidelines for progress.

We understand that there are vast differences in interests and abilities for young children. Within that framework of understanding,  we strive to provide materials and lessons that are fun and challenging and prepare students for Elementary school.

Afterschool and Saturday School

Afterschool and Saturday classes were created in response to requests from Joy families!

Some families who accepted spots in Japanese kindergarten before graduating from our K3 wanted to continue their Joy experience.  For those families and children who wanted to experience English immersion, we created the Afterschool Kindergarten class.

Similarly, we created Afterschool Elementary to fulfill the requests from K3 graduates who wanted to continue learning from their familiar Joy Teachers.

Saturday School also started to extend the Joy experience for our members but quickly became a class that attracted many new students.

All three of these programs became well-known in our community and continue to attract new students each year.

Extra-Curricular Classes

Extra-curricular classes are open to members and non-members, depending on the topic. Age ranges and dates vary as well.

These classes are fun and teach fun and unique skills for children. Teachers create these classes to share their talents and offer a one-of-a-kind experience.

We alter the classes we offer throughout the year, so be sure to sign up when the class you are interested in is made available. However, if your child misses a class, don't worry. We are sure to have a great new experience just around the corner.