Orchard Kinder

Preschool & Childcare

Our Passion. Their Future.

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Concept

Small Class Sizes help Children to develop

  • Concentration & Patience
  • Resilience & Self-control
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Confidence
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Early Childhood Education

  • has a tremendous impact on life outcomes.
  • helps children gain self-confidence and socialization.
  • helps to build a strong foundation for a child’s emotional, social, physical and mental development
Curriculum

Mixed Age Classrooms & Bilingual Programs

  • mixed age classrooms helping children gain social skills via different situations.
  • authentic, unique Japanese and English bilingual early childhood program for international young learners.
  • various outdoor activities including summer camp.
Time Table

Professional Childcare since 2013

  • Certified Experienced Teachers
  • Low Student-to-Teacher ratio (6:1)
  • Language-rich environment (Japanese, English & Chinese)
  • More than 100+ kids attended including families from Asia, Europe and America.
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Our Passion. Their Future.

Welcome to Orchard Kinder

Early childhood, beginning in infancy is a period of profound advances in reasoning, language acquisition, and problem solving, and importantly, a child’s environment can dramatically influence the degree and pace of these advances.

オーチャードキンダーの幼児教育

Orchard Kinder Preschool & Childcare provides high-quality Early Childhood Education.

Research has shown that much of what to succeed in life is established piror to kindergarten.

During that time, children's brain undergoes rapid development; it’s a period when a child builds cognitive skills — the foundation for reading, math, science and academics — as well as character skills, social-emotional growth which includes everything from impulse control to problem solving.

Preschool Benefits

An one year old young learner brushing his teeth after the meal.

  • Fulfill curiosity — something that is common in children as young as 3 years old, and which if fulfilled early can be sustained in later years, positively impacting academic performance.
  • Early learning positively affects brain structure.
  • Builds a desire to learn well going on.
  • Additional daily or semi-daily physical activity that might not happen at home.
  • Emotional control and development. Getting praise early in life for accomplishments builds positive self-worth which can pay off academically.

Teaching Philosophy

Orchard Kinder's methodology is based on evidence and thesis found in Highscope and other early childhood researches. Our program aims to cultivate children's inter-person skills, social-emotional skills and self-confident through age-appropriate lessons and structured activities.

Easter event including an egg hunt game, story telling, creation of baskets, Easter eggs and bunny ears.

Professionalism

Our teachers are qualified early childhood education teachers and are awarded with certficates issued by the local governement.

They all had at least spent 2 to 4 years early childcare education programs and 1-4 years on-the-ground expereinece.

Some are fluent in Chinese, some are fluent in English with at least TOEIC score 800 or higher.

An example of mixed age classroom; 1 half year to 5 years old children learning together.

Our Mission & Our Goal

“To nurture children to attain all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics, so as to prepare them for life. To stimulate children’s interest in learning and cultivate in them positive learning attitudes, in order to lay the foundation for their future learning.”

To assist children

  • to be independent and proactive
  • to be confident learners
  • to develop self-esteem and social competence
オーチャードキンダー保育所

One of Orchard Kinder's mission is to faciliate and to assist children to develop strong social skills.

Learn. Share. Laugh. Grow.

Curriculum

Introduction

  • Orchard Kinder is an international kindergarten and preschool that provides a caring, fun and friendly environment for children aged between 1 and 6 years old prior to primary school.
  • We believe we have created a warm, well-equipped environment where your child can happily play and learn at his/her own pace.

Apporach

  • Our approach is to foster a love of learning, problem solving, experimentation and inquisitiveness to provide a solid foundation for your child’s future.
  • The emphasis is on learning through play in an environment planned to stimulate discovery, independence and social interaction.
  • Children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative and become increasingly independent in order to develop self-esteem and social competence. It is important that children develop a sense of trust and are comfortable in their environment.

Framework of Curriculum

  • Physical Fitness and Health
  • Languages
  • Early Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Self
  • Art Crafts

Environment

  • At Orchard Kinder we aim to provide a high quality, creative, spacious environment, which is both encouraging and interesting.
  • Children learn best through doing and we give ample opportunities to explore, experiment and discover with hands-on equipment and materials in an adult directed setting.
  • Children freely engage in cooperative activities and can choose to have quiet times on their own.

Outdoor Activity

  • The learning and development of the children is not just confined to the internal setting of the kindergarten but is extended to the large and safe outdoor play area.
  • We view the external environment as another classroom. This allows the children to explore their surroundings and exercise their imagination.

Events

    More can be found in below
  • Field Trip
  • Summer Camp
  • Halloween Party
  • Orchard Kinder Gathering

Leadership. Confidence.

Time Table

Annual Schedule

  • Feb - Winter Sports
  • Mar - Graduation Cerenmony
  • Apr - Interviewing
  • May - Spring Field Trip
  • Jun - Medical Checkup
  • Jul - Summer Camp
  • Oct - Autumn Field Trip
  • Oct - Halloween Party
  • Nov - Orchard Kinder Gathering
  • Dec - Medical Checkup
  • Dec - Christmas Party
  • *Schedules vary depending on weather conditions.

    School Hours

    • Half Day - 09:15 to 16:00
    • Full Day - 08:00 to 18:00
    • Drop off - for Full Day, parents shall drop off their children between 08:00 to 09:15 (no later than 09:30)
    • Pick up - for Full Day, parents shall pick up their children between 17:00 to 18:00.

    School Holidays

    • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
    • 1st to 3nd Jan, 29th to 31st Dec
    Timetable

    Outdoor Activity

    Parks & Walking Area

    America Yama Park
    French Yama Park
    Yamate Italian Garden
    Minato-no-Mieru-Oka Park
    Motomachi Park
    Motomachi Itsukushima Shrine
    Yamashita Park
    Yamshita-cho Park
    Yokohama Park
    Yokohama Stadium
    Yoshihama-cho Park
    Maso Temple

    Photo Gallery

    オーチャードキンダー プリスクール&保育所 保育環境写真

    Our School

    オーチャードキンダー プリスクール&保育所 保育所安全設備写真

    Facilities

    オーチャードキンダー プリスクール&保育所 園児生活

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    Admission

    For year 2018

    Age

    • 1 to 4 years old

    No. of student

    • 24

    No. of student recruit

    • 4 per year

    Enroll

    • Please plan a visit using this form
    • Fee schedule and detail will be given upon visiting.

    Documents for admission

    • Medical check up and certificate issued by local licensed doctor
    • Historical record of vaccination and medical treatment
    • or Copy of MCH handbook
    • A valid medical insurance
    • Emergency contacts (must be someone from local)

    Access

    Port Tower Seitoku 2F

    Yamashita-cho 112-3, Nakaku Yokohama

    ☎: 045-305-4018 info@orchardkinder.com

    (Restricted for commerical call, email or phone call.)

    Minatomirai Line
    4 mins walk from
    Motomachi Station Exit 3 or 5

    JR Line
    5 mins walk from
    Ishigawacho Station South Exit

    Brothers. Sisters.

    Research

    Benefits of Early Childhood Education

    Children usually had higher rate of:

    • Completing high school
    • Above-average test scores
    • Positive attitudes toward school
      among children and parents

    Children usually had lower rate of:

    • Remedial education
    • Special Education

    When at adult, it gave higher rate of:

    • Stable employment
    • Home and car ownership
    • Family involvement
    • Educational attainment

    At adult, it gave lower rate of:

    • Social service use
    • Criminal involvement
    • Substance abuse

    Investment at younger stage

    The rate of return to investment in human capital is markedly greater when investments occur at younger ages.

    That is, while larger investments have been typically made in secondary education, higher education, job training programs, and remedial education, the rate of return is notably lower than if these same funds were invested in human capital formation during the infant/toddler and preschool years.

    “A large body of empirical work at the interface of neuroscience and social science has established that fundamental cognitive and noncognitive skills are produced in the early years of childhood, long before children start kindergarten...” - Dr. James Heckman

    Social Cost and Return

    Tax revenue increases due to higher earnings

    Increased child and maternal earnings and employment translate into increased tax revenue. Abecedarian participants’ lifetime earnings increased by about $44,000, and their mothers’ lifetime earnings increased by more than $79,000.

    Savings from remedial education & special education

    Remedial education can consist of repeated grades or specialized schooling, and the additional cost of this extra schooling can be expensive.

    Abecedarian participants experienced lower rates of grade retention and special education placements. Perry participants were less likely to be retained or place in special education classes

    Lower crime

    A number of programs with long-run follow-ups found the eardly childhood programs reduced juvenile arrests and criminal records of participants.

    Many cost-benefit analyses find that these cost savings are substantial, and often account for the single largest portion of the accrued benefits over time.

    Improve health

    Early childhood education can also benefit society by improving health outcomes for participants, thereby reducing public expenditures on health care, or lowering insurance premiums for private health coverage.

    Majority of children are not ready

    The achievement gap can be identified among children as young as 9 months of age.

    Recent research indicates most, if not all, of the achievement gap found at age 5 (at schoolentry) and at age 8 could be eliminated by an intensive two-year early childhood program for infants and toddlers

    When examining the academic records of two groups of students (high school graduates and dropouts), researchers found the dropouts had consistently lower scores in reading, writing, math and spelling when compared to the graduates.

    These differences between the two groups of students were evident as early as kindergarten and the disparities increased throughout their academic careers.

    Information

    Certificate of fulfilling the Guidance & Supervision Standards
    Yokohama City Government

    横浜市認可外保育施設指導監督基準をを満たす旨

    Orchard Kinder filed and reported to the city government of Yokohama as a private sector kindergaren & childcare facility under Article 59 2 of the Child Welfare Act. As a result Orchard Kinder is obligated to performan a 3rd party inspection on its facilities every year.

    Inpection includes but not limited to facility safety, disaster & fire prevention, evacuation drills and protocols, health and sanitation management, placement of qualified personnel, complaince.

    Orchard Kinder has passed the inspection and has been awarded a certificate that our facilities cleared all requirements since 2014.

    HACCP certified Lunch Provider

    オーチャードキンダー にこにこ給食

    We had been looking for a partner that is able to provide fresh and satefy, high quality food for our children.

    Having seek through hundred of providers, we are pleased to annouce that Orchard Kinder and Niconico had reached an agreement appointing Niconico as our primary meal provider.

    Niconico is one of the the leading children and school meal providers, sourcing most of food freshly within Japan and its facilities fulfilled the HACCP standard.

    Contracted Physician

    The Bluff Medical Clinic

    Dr. Tsunehiro Akashi

    Services including medical checkup semi-annually, health consultation, healthcare advisory etc.

    *Dr. Akashi is fluent in English and Japanese.

    Creative. Imagination.

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