Our preschool class is a mix aged group with an age range from 2 to 6 years old. Younger children learn skills and knowledge from observing the older ones, and they in turn acquire a great sense of their maturity and the ability to care for the little ones.
Our Preschool class runs from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 o'clock in the morning until 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
Our hope is that every child who attends TC Kids will leave with the confidence to live imaginatively and empathically. So through the arts—like storytelling, painting, puppetry, music, movement and more–we foster creative thinking, self expression and cooperation or collaboration. We focus on imagination and empathy. We think learning should be a daring adventur!
TC KIDS preschool program is full of energy and creativity, and your child is at the center of it all. We keep our class size small to insure that your child receives all of the support they need to flourish in their development in the classroom as well as in their daily lives.
Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing them- selves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Our lessons are taught in english, but our teachers are fluent in Japanese and Spanish and support is given to children in their own language when needed.
Communication & Language
The Preschool programme is built around six areas of learning integrated into Creativity Blocks:
Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to under- stand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
We are lucky to have three parks at walking distance from our school. the children hold hands together and even help to walk Piffi, our school mascot.
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding of the world
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.