Takarajima kindergarten has an original curriculum focusing on "play".
It is a kindergarten aiming to fully utilize the personality of each person and to fully develop their qualities.
Humans can not live away from nature. Nature raises the children's mind richly, nurtures intelligence and sensibility healthily. At Takarajima kindergarten children will be given a sense of symbiosis "living with nature".
Faculty and staff prepare various curriculums every Friday and children can choose their favorite curriculum. Children himself announces the curriculum and invites participation. Children are looking forward to this special day once a week.
Takarajima Kindergarten is doing a number of special and unique curriculums that can not be experienced at other kindergartens.
"Creation class" extends children's free creativity.
"Rythmique class" moves the body according to music and rhythm, harmonizes the spirit and body, nurtures concentration and creativity.
Fantasy is a child's food of mind. We wish to value fantasies in the minds of children. Our wishes are put in the name of "Takarajima" and in a unique garden building.
(The name "Takarajima" of Takarajima kindergarten comes from Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson's book published by Britain in 1883, a marine adventure novel "Treasure Island” for children.)
In the past, children of different grade and age were playing together in a vacant lot or park nearby. An older child watched the younger child and taught play.
The younger child saw the older child, imitated, and learned.
In this kind of play group with different ages, each person forms self, learns the relationship, and learns basic social nature.
In early childhood education, the important elements of personality formation are three different things:
"play", "encounter" with people, and "experiencing" together. Takarajima Kindergarten hides these three precious "treasures",
which will contribute to the building of the foundation for the happy life of children.
Children experience the basic concepts that form the basis of learning through play. Then, we will learn the joy of cooperating with people and making them, manners of collective living, rules of society. Play is an important learning opportunity for children and is the life itself of a child. Treasure Island Kindergarten is full of various mechanisms and ingenuity to maximize this "play".
The world is made up of people and people ties. "Encounter" with people is the first step towards connecting and is necessary for children to live a happy life. In different classes of age, children are free to interact with children of different ages in an open garden. In the activities outside kindergarten, encounters with adults and animals other than the kindergarten and the teacher will enhance the communication skills of the children and nurture the positive attitude in meeting places.
Experiences widen the vision of children and become the first step to the unknown world. A surprising fresh discovery, a memorable experience will continue to light up your children's lives brightly. Takarajima kindergarten has various original curriculums. Outside the kindergarten there are excursions to the sea and mountains by the outdoor activities eight times a year. Through tours of facilities such as museums, zoos, aquariums and museums, we provide children with opportunities for a variety of fun "experiences".
At Takarajima kindergarten, we regularly open gardens and garden buildings so that local children and parents
can interact and exchange information. Everyone can participate in public childcare held about 20 times a year.
You can experience the curriculum and philosophy of Takarajima kindergarten.
It is one of the most important curriculums of early childhood education that children think by themselves and draw various paintings and make something with clay or paper. In the modeling class, we will extend the children's free creativity.
"Rythmique" is a rhythmic method which was invented by Swiss composer Darque Rose in about 1905. It is a kind of music education by expression of rhythm and sound. In accordance with music, by learning the rhythm with the body, we will foster harmony between mind and body, spontaneity and reflexibility, concentration, memory and creativity.
It is a recreation where all the children cooperate, traveling around playground equipment and classrooms in the garden, exploring Takarajima kindergarten every corner while looking for various "treasures" hidden in the kindergarten. It is a program that embodies "Isle of Dreams and Adventure, Treasure Island".
It is one day for children and parents to play together in kindergarten.
Each classroom has many attractive and unique programs to enjoy with parents and children. In the hall, parent and child exercises parent and child exercises to move the body together.
Once a year, it is a big summer festival that uses kids' favorite games and events, using all the treasures, gardens and halls of Takarajima kindergarten. It is a special program that enjoys extraordinary Japanese-style daily life.
I will introduce the latest state of Takarajima kindergarten.
walk about 15 minutes from JR Negishi Line's Kōnandai-Station.
Turn left at Takashimaya corner in front of Konandai-station, go straight ahead and turn left at the 4th signal
(Daiichi-junior high school intersection).
Cross the Miyata Bridge (above JR), turn right at the second corner,
the entrance to the Kindergarten is about 30 meters ahead.
Walk about 6 minutes from "Konandai daiichi-junior high school mae" bus stop of Yokohama Municipal Bus.
Get off at JR Negishi Line's Konandai-Station or Yokodai-Station and get on the Yokohama municipal bus number 111
(about 15 minutes for both) , get off at "Konandai daiichi-junior high school mae" bus stop.
Turn left at the Daiichi-junior high school intersection, cross the Miyata Bridge (above JR), turn right at the second corner,
and the left side 30 meters further ahead is the entrance to the kindergarten.
The nearest highway inter is Yokohama-Yokosuka Road, exit of "Hino". Turn left at the Shimizu Bridge intersection on the
Kamakura Route towards Konan Tadai (south), at the second traffic light "Anyoiji-mae Intersection" (the corner of Ramen Terada-ya honten)
Beyond the second traffic light, turn left at the second corner (landmark: sign at the entrance to the Fukuoka-Clinic) and the entrance
to the kindergarten on the left is about 30 meters ahead. There is a parking lot (reservation required, telephone booking)