Children will learn to use the bathroom by themselves.
If your child is using dipapers, no problem.
Our teachers will gently take care of them.
In our relaxed environment children can eat at correct meal times, and even to enjoy foods they didn't like at first.
Toys and clothes on the floor ….
Poor toys ! poor clothes !
By watching their older friends, children naturally learn to take care of the items around them.
As part of physical development, we stress walking.
"Foot Power" comes from going bear foot indoors and in the school grands, and wearing spcial woven straw sandals (Zouri) on sidewalks and roads.
Consideration is essential for human relations. Mutual care and including elder children looking after their younger schoolmates, is given great attention here.
The positive feelings of both giving and receiving care learned.
Children constantly come up with ideas and thoughts that often surprise and amuse adults Their original ways of seeing are to be recongnized, treasured, and listened to.
Even those 3year olds who could barely gather the courage to say "good morning" and enter the school, are, by age5, able to spend 2days and a night away from home and parents. This is a big confidence - builder for the individual children, for friends, and for parents as well.
Each autumn our 5year olds undertake a long distance journey. They hike from the front door of Seiko Kindergarten all the way up and over the "JUSAN" mauntain pass and into neighboring nara prefecture. This hike, a hard task for most adults, brings the children a burst of "Foot Power" confidence while teaching the enjoyment of being in nature.
Every february, Seiko Kindergarten puts on a performance which includes all menbers of the school. Parents, grandparents, and others enjoy watching Seiko's youngsters working together to put on a play, chorus recital, or band performance. This event, and the preparation for it, include a vital lesson, each individual role, no mater how big or small, is crucial in completing a harmonious performance.