Victoria Japanese Preschool
JAPANESE ONLY POLICY
The entire program is conducted in Japanese, and with the AM and Full-Day students, we adhere to "Japanese Only Rule"through out the program. With the PM students, we encourage all students to communicate in Japanese but introduce the "Japanese Only Rule" with time.
We provide a safe and fun environment for children with many Japanese books, toys and learning materials. Surrounded by Japanese language & culture children learn Japanese naturally every day.
CHILD INITIATED PLAY
We use intellectual-training toys, like puzzle, blocks, KARUTA (Japanese matching cards), books, coloring and Japanese character writing. We value this free play activities, which are essential to stimulating children's minds and expanding their Japanese communication skills.
We use singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, reading books, & KAMISHIBAI (Japanese story-telling performance with picture cards), felt-story, puppet, and Japanese character cards, mashed with seasonal themes in our circle time.
We use all kinds of raft materials including paint, crayons, pens, paper, clay, beads, cloth, plants, flowers, wood, scissors, glue, and ORIGAMI for our art activities with Japanese seasonal events to encourage children's creativity.
We encourage children to do large-motor play such as running, chasing, jumping and throwing through having fun with racing and games, such as tag, soccer, and skipping rope etc. We also take walks along the beautiful Gorge Waterway.