JLC 

Victoria Japanese Preschool 

Philosophy

At Victoria Japanese Preschool, we believe in;

Holistic Education

We believe that it is important to support children to become  well-rounded adults. We value physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as intellectual aspects of learning.

Learning Through Play 

We believe that it is through play that children learn best. Play is far more powerful for children than parents realize. Researchers and educators across the world found play can promote enrich learning and develop key skills such as inquiry, expression, experimentation, and teamwork. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence. 

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 

We value the importance of developmentally appropriate activities for children. As children grow, they enter different developmental stages. Each stage provides building blocks for intelligence, morality, emotional health, and academic skills. We believe that children master developmental tasks at very different paces and hurrying the child through any stage can hinder him or her down. 

Positive Behavioral Guidance

We believe that supporting children with positive guidance is important for their developmental needs. Rather than expecting an immediate change in children’s behavior through a behavioristic approach, we value teaching social emotional skills in fostering appropriate behavior enhancing development.

Multicultural Education 

We value the advantages that multicultural society brings us. It is important for children to acknowledge, embrace, and respect differences. We exclusively use Japanese language at school to give children an opportunity to learn the language; however, we believe that learning other languages and cultures enriches their lives. 

Victoria, BC, Canada

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