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Preschool / Kindergarten

Preschool: Little Sprouts (Ages: 2-3) Big Sprouts (Ages: 3-4)

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Curriculum

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Good Morning and Goodbye Circle Time

This is a time when we come together as a class and greet each other. It is an important opportunity for the students to speak individually in a safe and inclusive atmosphere. In addition, we sing songs that help the
children learn the alphabet and get them started on Phonics. We also let the children express their personalities through dance so that they can build their confidence. Through a variety of speaking activities, we hope that each child can find their own voice.

Physical Education

Since our school is conveniently located near a park, we will be taking the children there sometimes. During this time, the children will be playing games that will help improve their English skills, while having fun, and of course improve their gross motor skills.

Speaking

The goal of speaking class is to teach the children realistic English skills. While we will always be speaking to the children in English, we must help them develop their own speaking skills so that we can communicate equally with each other. Each term we will start with basic vocabulary and grammar and build on these throughout our time together. Especially during this time, we will only let the children communicate to us in English. Although this might be difficult at first, eventually the
children will become more confident in speaking and will be able to speak more freely in school. Native or nearly-native speakers will also learn correct grammar and standard American pronunciation. Even native-speakers make grammar mistakes as children, and we will be there to guide them and help them learn how to express themselves clearly.

Reading

Level 1: Students are introduced to phonics sounds.
Level 2: Students will learn how to read 3-letter words.
Level 3: Students begin to read difficult words, containing blends and
              long vowels, as well as "Sight Word Readers."
Level 4: Students begin to read beginner level books.

Writing

Level 1: Students learn how to hold a pencil and make straight and
              curved lines.
Level 2: After building this hand strength in Level1, students begin
              tracing and writing letters independently.
Level 3: Coordinated with our phonics reading class, students learn to
              write beginning and ending letters and short vowel sounds.
Level 4: Students learn how to write larger words that contain blends
              and and long vowel sounds.
Level 5: Being able to spell a large number of words, students begin
              learning grammar and writing their own sentences.

Theme Study

We have several theme topics throughout the year. We will introduce the children to the world of science by teaching easy to understand ideas. We will talk about the weather, body parts, the five senses, textures, an d even start a garden with the kids. Our main focus is to teach the children vocabulary and show them elementary science concepts.
We also want the children to become aware of the world around them and try to communicate this awareness in the English language. The children will learn about moods and emotions, good manners, families, jobs in the community, transportation and street signs.

Music

During this time, we will teach the kids different songs, dances, rhythm with castanets, the do, re, mi scale and even how to express themselves through music. We want our
students to not only love, but appreciate music, and we feel that our music program will help them achieve this.

Story Time

Everyday we carefully choose stories that connect to the theme of the month. This is an integral time when we ask our students questions about the story and help them
learn new vocabulary and grammar. Using the books, we want the children to learn to empathize with the characters and to realize the importance of positive behavior.

Life Skills

While English teaching is our main focus, at this age, it can not be our only goal. We also work on helping the children learn manners that range from sharing to sitting quietly to learning when to separate play time from study time. In addition, since our students are also here for lunch time, we help them improve their eating skills and even teach them the importance of cleaning up after themselves. Beyond these basic skills, we aim at creating an environment in which we celebrate the differences of others and encourage our students to see how various cultures are dependent on each other, and through this
understanding, our students can begin to appreciate the world that exists beyond our walls. These are all essential skills that the children will need at every phase

Arts and Crafts

In our school, arts and crafts is not just a time for the children to produce a great work of art, but is a time for the children to develop a wide variety of fundamental skills. These skills include for Little Sprouts, learning how to color how to paint and how to glue. Furthermore in Big Sprouts, how to use scissors, how to fold and how to mold. Not only will this help them cultivate important skills, but it can help them have confidence in their own creativity and expand their imagination.

Math

It is never too early to introduce children to math. Our introduction includes teaching shapes, counting, sorting and grouping, writing numbers, and patterning. During this time, we want the children to begin thinking about numbers in English and learn how to organize and sort simple colorful items. For those who are good at math, we will teach addition and subtraction according to their progress. We respect each child's individual ability and fully support their potential.

Time Table

Little Sprouts: 3days/week - 5days/week
Big Sprouts: 5days/week

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:45-10:05 Welcome Kids & Free Play Welcome Kids & Free Play Welcome Kids & Free Play Welcome Kids & Free Play Welcome Kids & Free Play
10:10-10:15

Whole School Circle Time

Whole School Circle Time Whole School Circle Time Whole School Circle Time Whole School Circle Time
10:15-10:35

Classroom Circle Time

Classroom Circle Time Classroom Circle Time Classroom Circle Time Classroom Circle Time
10:35-10:55 Math Math Math Math Math
10:55-11:05

Theme Introduction
(Theme related song & vocabulary review)

Theme Introduction
(Theme related song & vocabulary review)

Theme Introduction
(Theme related song & vocabulary review)

Theme Introduction
(Theme related song & vocabulary review)

Theme Introduction
(Theme related song & vocabulary review)

11:10-11:30 Speaking Reading Speaking Reading Writing
11:30-11:35

Preparation for lunch

Preparation for lunch Preparation for lunch Preparation for lunch Preparation for lunch
11:35-12:15

Lunch

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:15-12:25 Toilet Time / Park Preparation Toilet Time / Park Preparation Toilet Time / Park Preparation Toilet Time / Park Preparation Toilet Time / Park Preparation
12:30-12:55 Park PE Park PE Park
12:55-13:00 Toilet Time Toilet Time Toilet Time Toilet Time Toilet Time
12:30-13:00 Theme Study Theme Study Theme Study Theme Study Theme Study
13:00-13:05 Quiet Time Quiet Time Quiet Time Quiet Time Quiet Time
13:05-13:35

Theme Activities (Arts & Crafts or theme related ges using target
vocab & phrases)

Theme Activities (Arts & Crafts or theme related ges using target
vocab & phrases)

Theme Activities (Arts & Crafts or theme related ges using target
vocab & phrases)

Theme Activities (Arts & Crafts or theme related ges using target
vocab & phrases)

Theme Activities (Arts & Crafts or theme related ges using target
vocab & phrases)

Your child will be placed in a class with students of his/her age.

Little Sprouts :2 years old by April 1st.
Big Sprouts :3 years old by April 1st.

To avoid having students with different English levels together in the same class, we will place students taking English language classes (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) based on their English ability. We offer 4 levels for each language class. Speaking: Basic Speaking Skills, Beginner Speaking I, Beginner Speaking II, and Intermediate Speaking I; Reading: Alphabet Recognition, Phonics I, Phonics II, and Beginner Reading; Writing: Writing Readiness, Alphabet Writing, Phonics Writing I, and Phonics Writing II.

School Events

  • ★ April-Welcome Day
  • ★ April-Excursion for Sprouts
  • ★ May-Sports Day
  • ★ June-Open House
  • ★ June-Luau Day(Hula and Ukulele)
  • ★ September-Excursion
  • ★ October-Halloween Party
  • ★ December-School Concert
  • ★ March-Excursion(Big Sprouts only)
  • ★ March-Graduation Day
  • ★ Birthday parties are held on a monthly basis.

Tuition & Fee Information                              From April, 2017 (tax included)

Entrance Fee :Kiba/Tsukishima 54,000yen
:Nishikasai 36,000yen
Facility Fee :Kiba 21,600yen/term
Tsukishima 12,960yen/term

:Nishikasai 4,320yen/term
Material/Insurance :4,320yen/term
A uniform package :43,125yen
Yearbook &Concert DVD :11,800yen(Winter term only)
Essential Fee
 (LittleSprouts 3days/w,4days/w only)
:3days/w 29,160yen/term
:4days/w 21,600yen/term
Extended nursery ticket :10,800yen/ 5tickets
Luau Party :1,080yen(Spring term only)
Halloween Ticket :3,240yen(Fall term only)
School Concert :2,160yen(Fall term only)
Spring term ※1
(14weeks)
Fall term
(17weeks)
Winter term
(12weeks)
1year in a lump w/all fee
※2
3Days /weeks 226,800yen/term 275,400yen/term 194,400yen/term Kiba:840,600yen/year
Tsukishima:815,800yen/year
Nishikasai:791,100yen/year
4Days /weeks 290,304yen/term 352,512yen/term 248,832yen/term Kiba:1,005,200yen/year
Tsukishima:980,400yen/year
Nishikasai:955,700yen/year
5Days /weeks 337,176yen/term 409,428yen/term 289,008yen/term Kiba:1,080,800yen/year
Tsukishima:1,056,100yen/year
Nishikasai:1,031,300yen/year

You must select the days of the week that your child will attend. If your chosen day coincides with a national holiday, you can make it up on another day. If you sign up for 5 days a week, there can be no makeup days and the cost is already deducted from the total tuition. Spring Term excludes Golden week. Fall Term excludes Autumn Break.

■Healthy school lunch

Everyday, we provide a healthy balanced school lunch for your child.

Spring term ※1
(14weeks)
Fall term
(17weeks)
Winter term
(12weeks)
1year in a lump w
※2
3Days/weeks 35,381 yen/term 42,962 yen/term 30,326 yen/term 103,800 yen/year
4Days/weeks 42,941 yen/term 52,142 yen/term 36,806 yen/term 126,000 yen/year
5Days/weeks 49,896 yen/term 60,588 yen/term 42,768 yen/term 146,400 yen/year

※1 year lump sum is for April to March.

■Healthy snack

Learning Tree is making homemade organic snacks for our students from next Monday.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners can get the snack at 2:00pm. Afterschool students can receive it when they arrive at school.We will not use any processed materials.

Spring term ※1
(14weeks)
Fall term
(17weeks)
Winter term
(12weeks)
1year in a lump w
※2
3Days/weeks 9,979 yen/term 12,118 yen/term 8,554 yen/term 29,300 yen/year
4Days/weeks 12,701 yen/term 15,422 yen/term 10,886 yen/term 37,300 yen/year
5Days/weeks 15,876 yen/term 19,278 yen/term 13,608 yen/term 46,600 yen/year

※1 year lump sum is for April to March.

■Extended Hours Nursery Pass

For working mothers, we can take care of children from as early as 8:00am, and they can stay as late as 6:45 pm. This is an optional program separate from our preschool and kindergarten.
Time slots (1)8:00-8:45 (2)8:45-9:45 (3)13:45-14:45 (4)14:45-15:45 (5)15:45-16:45 (6)16:45-17:45 (7)17:45-18:45

Spring term ※1
(14weeks)
Fall term
(17weeks)
Winter term
(12weeks)
1year in a lump
※2
1hour/day 36,288 yen/term 44,064 yen/term 31,104 yen/term 106,400 yen/year
2hours/day 72,576 yen/term 88,128 yen/term 62,208 yen/term 212,900 yen/year
3hours/day 108,864 yen/term 132,192 yen/term 93,312 yen/term 319,300 yen/year
4hours/day 145,152 yen/term 176,256 yen/term 124,416 yen/term 425,800 yen/year
5hours/day 181,440 yen/term 220,320 yen/term 155,520 yen/term 532,200 yen/year
6hours/day 217,728 yen/term 264,384 yen/term 186,624 yen/term 638,600 yen/year
7hours/day 254,016 yen/term 308,448 yen/term 217,728 yen/term 745,100 yen/year

In addition, we also offer an Extended Hours Nursery Pass during summer school and winter school. Please consult us for details.

■Bus route and Fee

We have a school bus service to pick up and drop off your child.
If you would like to use this service, please consult with our staff so that we can adjust
the bus route accordingly. We will try bring the bus route as close to your home as possible.
This fee is fixed for all students; it's not prorated for the number of commuting days.
If you live more than 8km from our school, the bus fee is double the regular fee.

Spring term ※1
(14weeks)
Fall term
(17weeks)
Winter term
(12weeks)
1year in a lump
※2
Round trip 77,112yen/term 93,636 yen/term 66,096 yen/term 226,200 yen/year
One way 46,872 yen/term 56,916 yen/term 40,176 yen/term 137,500 yen/year



Admission & Enrollment

  • 1. For prospective students, the parent needs to come with the child for a trial lesson. In this way, we can meet your child in person and see if he/she is ready for school. We would also like to take this opportunity to explain our educational goals and teaching methods.

  • 2. If we both agree that Learning Tree is the best place for your child, then we will give you the certificate of admission and an entrance packet.

  • 3. After you receive your certificate of admission, please follow its instructions to complete enrollement. The certificate of enrollment is only valid for two weeks from date of issue.