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About us


Sora International Preschool is committed to providing an English-Japanese bilingual education.  We have English and Japanese teachers in our classroom to help children learn and speak both languages.  We keep a small number of students in the class to ensure the quality of the teaching.  Our classrooms are carefully designed to support children to grow through interaction and individual leaning and also provides an overall early- childhood play and learning experiences for young children. We also introduce various traditional and annual events of both countries to help understand the background of both cultures based on two different languages. Our class materials encourage the balanced development of body, mind and sprit to help each child reaches his or her academic and personal potential.


Preschool Goals and Philosophy


  1. -Sora International Preschool is committed to providing an English-Japanese bilingual education.

  2. -We have English and Japanese teachers in our classroom to help children learn and speak both languages.

  3. -We keep a small number of students in the class to ensure the quality of teaching.

  4. -Our Classrooms are carefully designed to support children to grow through interaction and individual learning and also provides and overall early childhood play and learning experiences for young children.

  5. -Our class materials encourage the balanced development of body, mind and sprit to help each child reaches his or her academic and personal potential.

  6. -We recognize the unique qualities of individual children and feel that children lean best by being active, experiential learners

  7. -We provide a rich environment where children have the opportunity for discovery and growth.

  8. -We encourage the love of learning and the development of an inquisitive mind.

  9. -We believe that children deserve to grow at their own rate in a warm, nurturing and supportive environment.







Founder: Reiko Nakauchi

創立者: 中内玲子


Sora International Preschoolの創立者である中内玲子は, 日本において幼稚園教諭と保育士の免許を持ち, フレーべル理論を専門的に学びました。米国ではモンテッソ ーリ教育の国際免許(AMI)を取得し, パロアルトのモンテッソーリ幼稚園で主任を務めた経験があります。また米国で音楽の学士を取得し, 10年以上にわたり, ピアノと合唱を指導しています。その経験から, 他にも素晴らしい教育理論と実践があることを確信し, Sora International Preschoolではモンテッソーリやフレーべルの教育方針の良いところや他に良いと思われる教育法を豊富に取り入れた理想のカリキュラムで子どもたちを楽しく指導します。また, 彼女自身が三ヶ国語 (中国語, 日本語, 英語)を話すことができることからSora International Preschoolでは, 子供たちが日本語と英語を同時に楽しく, 効果的に習得できるようなバイリンガル教育の環境を整えたいと思っています。教室内では, 英語を話す先生と日本語を話す先生を配置し, それぞれの場面で子どもたちがきちんと二ヶ国語を意識し, 適切に使い分けられることを目標としています。日々の日本語と英語の学びの時間では, 子供たちは座って授業を受けるというのではなく, いろいろなアクティビティを通して言葉だけではない背景にある文化を理解し, 身につけてゆくことが大事なことだと考えています。そのことからSora International Preschool では日本の文化とアメリカの文化の両方を取り入れたお祝い事やさまざまな行事を豊富に取り入れてゆきたいと思っています。

 
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