Discovery International School

Learning through play, the natural way!

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Discovery International School
Preschool Program

Our daytime preschool program is suitable both for native English speakers and new English learners. At Discovery, all cultures and languages are visibly recognized, celebrated, and supported! All children learn and grow in a positive, supportive, engaging environment.

Our Toddler's Class (2 ~ 3 years old) is now open. Enrollment is accepted at any time. Children may enter the Toddlers class from 1.5 years old (space permitting).

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International Preschool in Nagakute

Our preschool curriculum provides ample time for indoor and outdoor play. Play experiences help teachers construct subject-integrated, developmentally-supportive learning projects with the children. Project development is documented as it occurs, with emphasis on children’s growth of understanding through their own words and actions. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join us at any time.

Initial weeks are dedicated to helping children become familiar with routines and our English-language environment. First language support is provided. Parents are welcome to attend with their children until they are emotionally settled.

Typical day (Sample):

9:00 Arrival
Outdoor Play
(Rainy days: Guided indoor maths &
language games, fine motor activities)
9:30 Snack
9:50 Morning Meeting
Music & Movement, Story Time, Mini-Lesson
(vocabulary & grammar,
introduction of materials, etc)
10:15 Exploration & Project Work
Play time
Focused, small group integrated project time
Small group work in Arts
11:45 Lunch
12:35 Literacy Workshop Time
Individualized support for early literacy development
1:00 Closing Meeting
Review of day’s events, Mini-Lesson, Story Time, Music & Movement
1:15 Dismissal

* Children may attend 2 – 5 days per week.

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International English Preschool & After School
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach
Licensed Early Childhood Educators
Located just east of Nagoya in Nagakute City
Tel: 0561-63-1222 Fax: 0561-58-7333
2-701 Katahira, Nagakute City, Aichi, Japan 480-1146

Discovery International School
is certified as a child care center
by the Aichi Prefectural government./p>