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YGK Science Club Winter School

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 predicting, observing, comparing, measuring, 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

 

Application Information

When

Mon, December 20 - Tue, December 21         2-day course

Time

9:30-12:00(150 min.)

Where

Yokohama Chuo YMCA (Naka-ku, Yokohama)

Who

K1 - K3  Maximum 12 children

Born April 2, 2015 - April 1, 2018

Fee

YMCA member(*3) 7,920 yen(tax included)

Non-member      9,020 yen(tax inicluded)

*3 Those who are taking an annual class at Yokohama YMCA

 

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Other

・No English experience is required.

・All listed prices are including tax.

 

Sample Schedule of a Day

Theme Sea Life

Good morning!

Let's unpack.

Morning Meeting

Ice-breaking

Introduction of today's activity

Choice Time

Children think and plan which play areas to choose. They fully engage in their own learning and exploration. 

Exploration Time

Life-size aquarium

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

Feedback Time

Children express their feelings or discoveries freely.

Teachers help them say it in English.

Story Time

 

Let's enjoy English storybooks.

Good-bye Time

See you next time!

 

Application Process

・Online reservation   Start from Sat, October 23, 10:00 A.M. ➡ https://e-ymca.appspot.com/yokohama/

・Telephone reservation  Start from Sat, October 30, 10:00 A.M. 

 

 

YMCA Global Kindergarten Online Open House

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

  • English guidance is available upon request.
  • *Telephone or online reservation is necessary. 
Time
Approximately 1 hour

Application deadline for school year 2022-2023 / Saturday, September 25, 2021

Admission interview / The beginning of October

 

Please check the link below for further details on admission procedures.

入園のご案内

YGK Science Club is currently accepting applications

YGK Science Club is currently accepting applications.

If you are interested in the class but not sure if you want your child to join the class, you can also apply for a trail lesson on Saturday, July 10, 17 or 24.  We accept only one child per day for trial lessons.  The trial fee is 3,960 yen per day.

Please note that the slots are available on a first come, first served basis.  We might not be able to meet your request if all the slots are taken.

 

 

YGK Science Club: Annual Course

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

Age: K1 - K3  (3 - 6 year olds)
School hour:   Saturdays   9:30-12:00
Tuition (Monthly):   Unit price  3,960 yen × Default number of lessons
 

Reservation for a trial lesson is available from the link below.

 

 

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.

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

English Child Care "YGK Joey Class" Online Open House for School Year 2021-2022

 

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 note that the guidance is done in Japanese on the listed dates.

 

English guidance is available upon request.

 

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 2022-2023(Start from April 2022)

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

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

・Tuition (Monthly) 

  Half Day(4 days/week)         45,100 yen (with tax)

  Half Day(2days/week)         23,650 yen (with tax)

  Full day(4 days/week)         73,920 yen (with tax)

  Full day(2 days/week)         38,500 yen (with tax)

 

Classes

・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)

 

Hours

・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, 2019- April 1, 2020)

・Joey Wed-Fri           12 students (born April 2, 2019- April 1, 2020)

 

Apply for YGK Joey Class of 2022-2023(We will stop accepting applications once all the places are taken.)

Please click here and fill out the application form. ➡ Application Form for YGK Joey Class

 

 

 

YGK Science Club 2021-2022

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

 

Application Information for 2021-2022

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

・Tuition (Monthly)                  44 lessons per year

・Unit price 3,960 yen×Default number of lessons

 

Maximum Number of Students

・15 students   

 3-6 year-olds  (born April 2, 2015 - April 1, 2018)

 

School Hour

・Saturdays                               9:30-12:00

 

Other

・English experience is not required.

・All listed prices are including tax.

 

 

Sample Schedule of a Day

Theme Sea Life

Good morning!

Let's unpack.

Choice Time

Children think and plan which play areas to choose. They fully engage in their own learning and exploration. 

Circle time/Large Group Activity

Introduction to the activity of the day

Exploration time

Life-size aquarium

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

Feedback time

Children express their feelings or discoveries freely.

Teachers help them say it in English.

Story time

Let's enjoy English storybooks.

Good-bye time

See you later!


 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to YGK Joey Class!

YGK Joey is a preschool class for the 2-3 year olds where they have fun and learn through different activities, like English songs, crafts, games, etc. We named this preschool class “Joey” referring to our aim of having them spend time in a safe and comfortable environment like in the pocket of a mother kangaroo.

 

 

For further details, please click here!

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【Important】Please Call Us In Case You Need Childcare

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

We would like to ask you to please give us a call by 7:30 on the day if your schedule changes suddenly with regards to childcare on the day.  If you need to drop off at 8:30, please give us a call by 6:30 on the day.

Emails may cause miscommunication of delivery failure or other unexpected issues that may occur.  So please make sure to call the school cell phone.  Please refer to the handbook distributed to you earlier for the phone number.

To minimize the risk of COVID-19 outbreak at YGK, we have adjusted the number of teachers and staff.

We appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.