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Tokyo International Kindercare


Our Curriculum

TIK provides a comprehensive curriculum that is aligned to both US State standards and best practices in international schools. Our curriculum supports the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and aesthetic development of young children. The developmental standards and goals of this curriculum focuses on seven key areas:

• Social and Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Language Literacy
• Mathematics and Reasoning
• Social Studies
• Creative Development
• Science
• Second Language Acquisition

The TIK curriculum is designed to meet the needs of young children from ages 1-6 years. Early childhood is a period of remarkable growth where children seek out the stimuli they need in order to nourish their developing abilities. Young children need a strong foundation of experiences that will be essential for life-long learning, a strong sense of self, and a genuine thirst and passion for learning. It is during this time that children begin to develop higher order thinking skills such as problem solving and logical reasoning. Our curriculum is tailored to provide these much needed experiences for your child.

Our programming is child-centered and maintains a balanced approach where children experience both self-directed and guided activities. Children are encouraged to explore, manipulate, create, and construct things in their environment. We also recognize the importance of play in child development. Play is a child’s path to learning and developing important life skills. Play provides opportunities for children to observe their environment first hand, use their imagination, develop and enhance linguistic skills, practice social interaction, make decisions and solve problems, develop body and spatial awareness, and express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas.

The aim of our programming in a word is balance. Our “whole-child” approach centers around giving children the tools they need to succeed not only in the classroom, but in life.

Programs Overview

At TIK your child will be actively engaged in rich educational programming specifically designed to meet your child where they are at and move them along the developmental continuum. All programs are age-specific and utilize a hands-on and explorative approach to facilitate “whole child” development. In all TIK Programming you can expect your child to:

• Be nurtured in a safe home-like environment where self-expression and exploration is encouraged
• Gain the confidence to forge meaningful and cooperative relationships with both their peers and teachers
• Focus on motor skill development, exercise, healthy eating habits, and proper hygiene to lay the foundations for a healthy body
• Build brain power in age appropriate activities designed to develop memory, reasoning, critical thinking, and judgment

Baby Explorer – Age 18 months- 2.4 years
Early Explorer – Age 2.5 – 3.4 years
Explorer – Age 3.5 – 5 years
Kindergarten – Age 5 – 6 years
Extended Care and Enrichment – Age 18 months – 12 Years
Summer School – Age 2.5 – 12 Years