We are a new school but we are dedicated to making it the best school for preschool children. To do that, we have drawn on our international teaching experience in three countries and extensive knowledge of early years education best practice globally, to create an innovative style ideally suited to the needs of both children and parents.
Our five teachers care for all eighteen students at the same time. This collaborative approach is at the heart of all we do because, in any field, through discussion, team-building, reflection, and ongoing training, great things happen.
We aim to plant a seed of confidence and happiness that will help develop our students into confident, independent, and compassionate children who care about others. With students of varying ages interacting together, we encourage them to grow in a natural way, learning social skills from each other as one would in a large, extended family.
We see beauty in the Japanese education system and have incorporated its best elements into our school. We instill our students with a sense of responsibility for themselves and others, a respect for their environment, and an appreciation of beauty.
We founded Tokyo Children’s Garden to offer the best preschool education. We believe that every child has amazing potential and should have access to a great education; our dream is that our approach can bring about change in the wider education system.
In the critical early years period, children’s education does not stop or even slow down once children leave the classroom. That’s the reason we equip our students with the skills to learn for themselves as they step out into the world.
-Hisao Ihara and Ann Nishigaya, co-founders