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2022-2023 YGK Science Club Application Information

Why "YGK Science Club"?

Science+Inquiry-based Learning+English Immersion = YGK Science Club


What we value:

・Having fun  ・Sense of Wonder


"YGK Science Club" is an English immersion class for 3-6-year-olds that applies active and inquiry-based learning.  

Children develop creativity, thinking and problem-solving skills.  They are given different materials and tools to create something out of their own thinking.  In the process, they encounter challenges on how materials work and it gives them opportunity to think of how to solve them.

Through our fun science explorations, young children have the chance to exercise important science skills such as observing, comparing, measuring, predicting, communicating and reasoning.

The children get to learn English language through immersion.  After several weeks of exploration with materials that they are interested in and caring teachers who converse with them meaningfully, the children start using English words naturally to express their thoughts and needs.  They are acquiring the language by experience and observation. 


Example of Activities 

Oil and Water, Mixing Colors, Water Lens, Tree Exploration, Fall Leaf Stamps, Volcano, Leaf Crown, Soda Dancers, Light and Shadow


Saturday Morning Course

We have stopped accepting applications at this time.

・Day  Saturdays; 44 lessons per year

・Time  9:30-12:00

・If you wish to put your child on the waiting list, please click here.


Saturday Afternoon Course

We have stopped accepting applications at this time.

・Day  Saturdays; 44 lessons per year

・Time  12:30-15:00

・If you wish to apply, please click here.


New! Thursday Course: One-Hour Course

We are currently accepting applications.

・Day  Thursdays; 44 lessons per year

・Time  16:00-17:00

・If you wish to put your child on the waiting list, please click here.


Application Information

・Who can apply       From Nensho, 3-4 year olds to Nencho, 5-6 year olds (born from April 2, 2016 to April 1, 2019)

・Maximum Number of Students       Saturday Courses: 20 per class

                                                                    Thursday Course: 12

・YMCA Membership Fee        1,000 yen (non-taxable)

・Tuition (Monthly)                  44 lessons per year

・Unit price 3,960 yen (Saturday Courses) or 3,080 yen (Thursday Course) × Default number of lessons of the month*

   *Please note that the number of months is not the number of days you participated, but the number specified by YMCA.


How to Apply

・Please click the course that you would like to apply from the links above and fill out the form.

・Please check to see if you typed your email address correctly before you submit the form. An Auto reply will be sent to you when the form is sent correctly. In case you do not receive a reply mail from us, please contact us.

・Once your reservation is confirmed, we will send you an information mail regarding how to finalize your application.

・If you are on the waiting list, please note that we will not contact you unless there is an available seat.


・English experience is not required.

・All listed prices include tax.



Sample Schedule of a Day

Theme Sea Life

Attendance, Unpack

Let's get ready.

Circle Time

Introduction to the activity of the day

Choice Time

Children can explore their interests through play. 

Exploration time

Life-size aquarium

-Let's measure and compare objects to the real size of sea animals-

Feedback time

Children freely share their feelings or discoveries of the day.

Teachers help them express it in English.

Story time

Children relate themselves with a wder world through stories.

Good-bye time

See you later!