(Formerly listed at our website as EWA CHILDREN’S GARDEN PRESCHOOL) (18 months – 5 years)
EWA Tokyo website: http://www.ewatokyo.org/
2-1-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-3224-6796 Fax: 03-3224-6487 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school offers a US style curriculum with guidelines from NAEYC, afternoon playgroup classes and a summer camp adventure program.
The school offers a program that provides children with challenging activities and many opportunities to construct new knowledge about their world through dramatic play.
Each day’s schedule is carefully planned to provide developmentally appropriate activities designed to present children with opportunities which entice them to explore and learn through experiences.
The activities follow the framework set forth in Beyond Centers and Circle Time developed by the Center for Childhood Research and Training located in Tallahassee, Florida and The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. located in Washington, D.C., USA. These curricula provide the staff with clear and concrete ways to apply child development research and learning theories in the school’s classrooms.
Children of US Embassy employees are given priority. Spacious facilities located in the large grounds of the US Embassy Housing Compound. The Employees’ Welfare Association is affiliated with the American Embassy in Tokyo. The Mitsui Gardens International Preschool was established in the 1970’s and is located in the eleven-acre park-like grounds of the Mitsui American Embassy Housing Compound, in Minato-ku, Tokyo. Within the compound there is a large grassy field, which affords children generous outdoor playspace, a playground, wading pool and a gym. The school is housed in three spacious classrooms on the ground level, facing a beautiful Japanese garden with ponds, waterfalls and small bridges and islands where one can observe birds and fish. The classrooms are air-conditioned and have private toileting facilities.
EWA Tokyo a.k.a. Mitsui International Preschool website: http://www.ewatokyo.org/mitsui_about.html