Parenting

Parenting

Building the foundations of Global Citizenship

We believe that home is the foundation where learning takes place, and that education should be a cooperative effort with the school and parents. gCafe introduces play and learning customized and appropriate to each child’s development.

The goal of Parenting class is to aid the growth and development of globally minded citizens. Home and school work collaboratively to achieve this goal. Parents and children, from pregnancy through two years of age, participate together and learn as a team to build the foundations of a globally minded citizen.

Philosophy

  • グローバルな人材に育てるための基礎作り
  • マタニティーから2歳のおやこ通い型プログラム
  • 英語を好きになるきっかけをを作る
  • 7つの問いかけで 子育てのセルフチェック
  • 英語が話せるだけない!考えを持った子供の育て方を具体的に紹介
  • 子どもの探求心を育てるための20の「あそび」
  • 脳発達科学の視点から子育てのアドバイス

未来の人材を育てているのは「家庭」であり、従来の「預ける教育」から「共創する教育」が次世代を支えていく基盤となると私たちは考えています。同じ子どもであってもそれぞれ生まれもったユニークさを持ち合わせています。そのため、Parenting Schoolでは子どもの発達に合わせて カスタマイズされたあそび、学びがたくさんあります。

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Our approach

  • SELF EXPRESSION

    SELF EXPRESSION

  • ENCOURAGEMENT

    ENCOURAGEMENT

  • COMMUNICATOR

    COMMUNICATOR

  • EXPLORATION

    EXPLORATION

  • EMOTIONAL

    EMOTIONAL

  • SOCIAL

    SOCIAL

Coming soon…

Online distance learning

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Timetable

  • 10:00-

    Circle Time

    Greeting each other and recognizing new faces is the beginning of communication.

  • 10:10-

    Play & Explore

    Developing the five senses criticial for infant development is done through customized play.

  • 10:40-

    Social TIme

    An activity, from over twenty in the gCafe curriculum, is introduced weekly to allow for further social interaction. Guidance to continue the activity at home is also provided.
    Relax Time
    Eating and drinking together while enjoying the company of friends of different ages.

  • 10:50-

    Parental Tips

    Time is provided for parents to ask questions about parenting, and receive feedback from the teacher.

  • 11:00-

    Dance Time

    Time to dance! When we move our bodies, we stimulate our brains and allow for further self expression.

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Quick facts

Day Wednesday (follows school calendar)
Time 10:00~11:00
For Pregnancy through 2 years of age (with parents)
Child Care available from 1.5 years and above
Admission Fee 30,000 yen
Tuition 5,000 yen per session
Events see School Calendar
Pick-up support may be available from Fujisawa or Tsujido

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Main coordinator

Gaiety Iwasawa
Gaiety Iwasawa

Gaiety established Chigasaki Our Kids Club , a bilingual educational club, and held numerous positions, including Assistant Teacher in International Schools, Educational Planning Coordinator in Chigasaki School Board, Consultant for Teaching Strategies in Foreign Language for Fujisawa School Board. She established Shonan International School in 1996, where she conducted workshops on International Principles in Early Childhood Education, created and conducted educational professional development workshops, and developed and conducted Positive Parenting Workshops. In 2010, she supported the establishment of ABS AlC Bilingual School and became a Business Consultant for Companies through Philosophy of GO-GLOBAL. In 2011, she published a book called “0歳からのハッピー子育て” ( ALC ) which is targeted at new parents with regards to effective strategies on raising infants.

  • Class Content

    • For parents and children (pregnancy through age 2)
    • Offering feedback for parents regarding their parenting
    • Reflecting on parenting using the 7 Habits as a guide
    • Development of an inquisitive mind through 20 different activities
    • Introduction of self expression, not focused just on acquisition of language
    • Parenting advice based on child development psychology
  • Recommended for parents

    • whom want to build the foundation for their children to become globally minded citizens
    • that want to provide their children with the opportunity to learn in a bilingual environment
    • that wish to build on their children’s interests
    • that have concerns about parenting.

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Comparison

保育園/幼稚園/小学校 在籍
生徒数
職員数 入学金 授業料
(年間)
情操教育の有無
(SEL)
アカデミカルナ
学習の有無
親の
勉強機会
補助
Shonan International School Kindergarten 30 10 200,000〜 899,649〜 無償化対象施設
その他認可街保育施設に関わる補助金を受けられます
Shonan International School Grade School 30 10 200,000〜 950,640〜※学年によって異なります
S International School(TOKYO) 150 300,000 1,750,000 PYP
A International School(TOKYO) 80 64,800 1,296,000
K International School Tokyo(TOKYO) 630 300,000 2,202,000 PYP, MYP, DP
Y International School(TOKYO) 120 175,000 1,892,000
C International School Tokyo(TOKYO) 267 150,000 1,600,000
U School of Tokyo(TOKYO) 200 225,000 1,210,000
K Elementary and Middle School(TOKYO) 92 200,000 1,990,000