YBS is a bilingual preschool and day care which offers a Japanese-English dual immersion language educational program from its' base in Yokosuka, Japan. Our programs extend from 1 years old through 12 years old.
YBS Preschool Care service with safe and warm environment for children under 3 years old, and great development center for preschool aged kids. YBS offers instruction in a bilingual setting, creating lessons in both Japanese and English, the children always enjoy their daily life with fun and a lot of smiles!!
Interact with Japanese friends and teachers Exposed to the culture and language from the early stage, Quality care which focus on little kids
Having children learn in dual language early learning environment will help them be moreopen and adaptable to a bilingual state of mind, thus changing the world and making it a better place.
Yokosuka Bilingual School can make a change and so can you. Let’s do this by encouraging, praising and supporting our students for a better future by building an international friendship, harmony and trust.
We are full supporters of EARLY LEARNING, and believe that it will implement the key social skills that will help them in their future education. Our aim is to get our students ready for a school setting in a constructive environment and to better future for a competitive world.
Our nurturing teachers are aware that they are in a unique position to help young children learn to trust others and develop secure attachments with the important people in their lives. Our curriculum for this age group helps build relationships with children by showing how to create meaningful daily routines and experiences that respond to individual children’ s strengths and interests. Also by being in a bilingual environment, children build up their senses and listening skills to become bilingual. This age group thrives on new experiences, and we fulfill this need by providing care, directions, and projects that allow them to explore the world without stress or pressure. We aim to work with each child as an individual and ensure that each day is a fun-filled adventure.
We believe that children grow up best when they are actively involved with materials and their peers. That is why we place so much emphasis on setting up the proper learning environment and building positive, meaningful relationships with children and their families.By encouraging curiosity, compassion, and a love of learning, our dedicated staff inspires imagination. Through richly textured learning experiences and a carefully designed environment, we encourage children to seek out information and look for facts. We encourage learning in Japanese and English, with speaking, singing. Children also experience a rich variety of educational subjects including finger play songs, art, exploring nature, and more . We also value imagination and playing with possibilities. Teachers encourage creative exploration through art, music, and movement.
1-3 years old’s kids have the dual language ability. Language exchange in the classroom is the best way to learn a new language. Japanese teacher and English teacher, double system. Japanese teachers speak Japanese, American teachers speak English. Perfect Bilingual setting makes the children’s brain dual language.
One of our BEST aspect of our school is ratio in which it enables our teachers to closely observe each child’s progress and provide valuable personalized attention. During their lesson time, we can focus on individual levels to progress efficiently. Our average teacher to student ratio is 1:6 for 2 and 3years old, and 1:4 for under 1year old.
YBS offers a learning environment that is different from all others. We respect your child’s language preference and encourage them to express themselves. By doing so, your child can learn with patience and understanding in an international mindset. Children will learn Japanese through daily lessons that include vocabulary,songs, books and so one. Through our fun lessons and activities, they will enjoy Japanese songs and books as well. In our bilingual environment, children will enjoy communicating with Japanese friends and teachers by using a new language they have learned.
We focused on early childhood education.are structured learning environments for children before they begin kindergarten. Our educational philosophy is based on 2 best approaches, Montessori program and play-based learning. With these approaches, children will develop and improve their gross motor skills, fine motor skills, reflection and more.
One of our goal is to teach and support children to grow up to independent and responsible individuals. At YBS, we are open to our students needs and personalities but we also encourage manners. As a classroom, teacher will lead children to improve their life skills, such as potty training, putting shoes or jacket on by them selves, which give children confidence and motivate for next step.
Our teachers have these certifications: Japanese Nursery School Certificate, CPR and First Aid Certificate. We have training system such as early childhood and CPR and first aid to improve our safe care program. Japanese teacher will be the main teacher of the classroom. Japanese teacher is here for the kids to learn Japanese, and mainly speak Japanese to the children. We teach Japanese!
We are glad to support and communicate with parents in both languages. Our mission is to build a trusting relationship with parents. We teach Japanese language to English speaking students and we teach English to Japanese speaking students.
Our first priority is the safety of our children. With our safe environment of new tower building, security guards, and auto-lock door, we provide the care that children can enjoy daily life safely. We also set a illness policy for children to stay as healthy as possible.
We embrace each other differences. Our motto is “Open and Honest” to everyone in YBS. We understand our cultural differences, as well as, the difficulties associated with the military lifestyle. We are open to new things and we would like to be flexible to support your life in Japan. That is what makes YBS different.
Our Preschool developmental program is synonymous with the Montessori program, where all aspects of the environment were created specifically for preschool age children to facilitate the education of young, curious minds. The Montessori Curriculum is an innovative learning framework that incorporates specific learning outcomes and knowledge skills that align with children’s developmental needs and interests.
The idea is for children to learn individually and at their own pace by moving freely around the room and choosing from a wide range of hands-on, age-appropriate activities that are designed to teach specific skills. The primary goal is to help children learn concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning,
We emphasis on personal responsibility. Children are encouraged to take care of their own belongings and personal needs, such as cleaning up after themselves and preparing their own snacks. Schools aim to foster a healthy self-esteem and sense of independence, allowing children to make their own choices and teaching them basic skills.
The classroom is very structured in its design and in how a lesson is taught.
The importance of play on a young child's development cannot be understated. Play gives children opportunities to understand the world, interact with others, express and control emotions, develop symbolic capabilities, attempt novel or challenging tasks, solve problems, and practice skills. Play may contribute to the development of posture, movement, and self-sufficiency. There also appears to be a positive relationships between the frequency and complexity of young children's play and IQ, problem-solving, creativity, language and literacy, and social competence.
Active, play-based learning provides an excellent environment for fostering young children’s cognitive development, especially for those thinking skills essential for cognitive depth.
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