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Online Open House:  YGK Joey Class, English Child Care for 2-3 year olds

Online Open House:  YGK Joey Class, English Child Care for 2-3 year olds


Join us for our YGK Joey Class Online Open House! 

Learn about our curriculum, daily schedule and the educational philosophy we have to support children's growth.

If you are interested, please click your preferred date and fill out the application form.



Please click your preferred date and fill out the form.
The zoom link will be sent to you via auto reply.


① Sat, November 19 15:00-15:30

② Sat, December 12 15:00-15:30

③ Sat, January 21, 2023 15:00-15:30

④ Sat, February 18, 2023 15:00-15:30





What is "YGK Joey"?

YGK Joey is a preschool class for 2-3 year olds where they learn through playing and engaging in different activities such as English songs, storytelling, crafts and games.  We named this preschool class "Joey" referring to our aim of having them spend time in a safe and comfortable environment like in the pouch of a mother kangaroo.


Application Information for 2023-2024(Start from April 2023)

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

・YGK Joey Admission Fee         22,000 yen (with tax)

・Tuition (Monthly) 

  Half Day(4 days/week)         46,420 yen (with tax)

  Half Day(2days/week)         24,420 yen (with tax)

  Full day(4 days/week)         76,120 yen (with tax)

  Full day(2 days/week)         39,600 yen (with tax)



・Joey 4 days         Tuesdays to Fridays

・Joey Tue-Thu       Tuesdays and Thursdays (2 days a week)

・Joey Wed-Fri        Wednesdays and Fridays (2 days a week)



・Half day        9:45-12:15

・Full day         9:45-14:15

・Extended child care   9:00-9:45


Maximum Number of Students

・Joey Tue-Thu          12 students (born April 2, 2020- April 1, 2021)

・Joey Wed-Fri           12 students (born April 2, 2020- April 1, 2021)



・Please fill out the form from here.

・We shall send you an information mail with regards to the admission processes.


YMCA Global Kindergarten Online Open House for School Year 2023-2024

YMCA Global Kindergarten will conduct online open houses via Zoom for those who are interested in enrolling their children to YMCA Global Kindergarten.


Dates  Please click your preferred date from below.



Time  13:30-14:30


We are c acepting applications for school year 2023-2024.


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!



Parent’s Voice

YGK life was filled with various hands-on activities and events such as excursions, concerts, experiments, arts and crafts, etc. Children learn with their five senses and by many heartfelt experiences scattered throughout the day. 

My daughter engaged in play and a wide range of learning every day.  While spending a lively time at school, speaking in English has become a natural thing for her.  

More than that, I felt that the students really enjoyed the content of the activities such as art and science. 

Above all, YGK fulfilled our wishes for what we expected from our children, a holistic and healthy growth as a person.

I have been feeling that our family and YGK have quite similar educational goals. Teachers acknowledge, listen, talk to and care for the children just the way we expect them to do.

Teachers always listen to children attentively and try to understand them deeply.  Teachers always kneel down to meet a child at eye level when talking. This shows the teachers are trying to understand the children and respect them sincerely.  My daughter used to be quite shy when she entered YGK, but now, she has grown up to be a strong-willed and expressive girl with the help from the teachers.

I originally chose YGK for my daughter’s education because I wanted her to be open to different languages, cultures, appearances, etc.  However, she has acquired even more important things, such as a feeling of acceptance, a caring mind, strength and kindness, in the 3 years she has spent at YGK.


I really appreciate that YGK has helped develop my daughter’s interest in learning and the global environment and supported her mental, physical and cognitive development.