Early Preschool Bilingual Class:
For 2.5-3 years old at the time of admission

About Early Preschool Class



Pikake's Early Preschool is a stepping stone before going to Montessori's primary class. Aiming at independence in terms of physical and emotional aspects, we focus on basic daily practical life exercises (including using the bathroom, putting on and taking off their clothes and shoes, greetings, etc.) and sensory materials at a child’s own pace. Early preschool class also has early numbers and pre-reading and pre-writing activities. Children will also enjoy creative activities such as art projects, music and movements, and cultural learning along with monthly theme unit study.


In addition, the purpose of this class is to become comfortably familiar with both
Japanese and English during this important time when children's spoken languages
spread rapidly. There are circle times in both Japanese and English daily. Even children who are new to the language will begin to understand instructions, increase their vocabulary and comprehension so that they can communicate naturally. This class helps children to acquire basic practical life routines while fostering social interaction. In a spacious and relaxed environment, there is a Japanese-speaking teacher and an English-speaking teacher in the class who gently guide the children.

Class activities examples


Care for yourself: Laundry, washing dishes, using the toilet, eating etiquette, putting on and taking off clothes, etc.

Care for environment: Cleaning, preparing snacks, caring for plants, etc.

Large and small motor skills: walking on a line, carrying water, grabbing, transferring items, using utensils, art activities, etc.

Language: Name objects, discuss about pictures, listen to stories, engages in
conversations, music, singing, etc.

Social skills: Learn manners and compassion from interacting with friends and teachers, simple group games, etc.





ピカケのアーリープリスクールは、モンテッソーリのプライマリークラスに上がる前のステップとなる クラスです。身体面、感情面での自立を目的とし、基本的な日常生活の練習(お手洗いやトイレの使用、洋服や靴の着脱、ご挨拶などを含む)や感覚教育のお仕事などを中心に基礎的なお仕事の習慣を 個々のペースに合わせて練習していきます。クラスには初期の数や読み書きのお仕事も用意されており ます。また、毎月のテーマ学習に合わせて、アートプロジェクト、音楽やムーブメント、文化学習など クリエイティブな活動も楽しんでいきます。 

また、お子様の話しことばが大きく広がる大切な時期に、日本語にも英語にも快適に馴染んでいけるこ とを目的としています。日本語のお集まりと英語のお集まりの時間があり、その言語が初めてのお子様 でも指示を理解するところからスタートし、語彙を増やし、自然にコミュニケーションが取れるように なるように応援していきます。社会性を育みながら基礎的な生活習慣を身につけていけるように支援していくクラスです。広々とした伸びやかな環境の中で、日本語を話す先生と英語を話す先生がクラスにおり、子ども達を優しくガイドしていきます。