BKI Preschool Main Campus: Sakai 5-17-15, Musashino-Shi, Tokyo, 180-0022
What sets us apart from other local preschools?
A WORLD CLASS Method:
The Reggio Emilia Approach, from which we draw our inspiration, is fully recognized and recommended by many of the world’s leading experts in childcare. Bilingual Kids International Preschool was initially one of the first Reggio inspired schools in Tokyo, (we think most probably the first). Our office is located inside Chuo Park, while Main Campus is situated nearby at Sakai.
To find out how we can make a direct difference for your child, see our Core Value. (If you only read one page of our website make it this one!)
Want to learn more deeply about our line of thinking? Please view our TED video on the OUR SCHOOL page.
Our customers come from the Kichijoji, Mitaka, Musashisakai, Koganei and Musashino areas.
Its not good to keep children indoors all day. Students of early learning and child psychologists (and in fact most people) will tell you that this can be very damaging to a child’s development both mentally and physically. Developing children need balance in all areas of their young lives. BKI students are privileged to have access to some of the best nature and play parks in Tokyo. With no less than 9 great play parks to choose from BKI offers a variety of refreshing outdoor environments coupled with the warmth, security and comfort of a cozy home like environment.
To see a map of the parks we play at follow this link: Park Play
HIGH GRADE FACILITIES
"For many years BKI operated out of an old Japanese building. Although we were never content, especially as professional owners, we used to always worry and fret about when the next big one would hit. Now, as the coming years are predicted to be a time of increased seismic activity, we feel that we have done exceedingly well in providing our valued customers a newer, more robust facility which will better protect them and their loved ones..."
Earthquakes are totally unpredictable. So it goes without saying that the wise will always be well prepared. Since the construction of our brand new facility in January 2017, thankfully those worry filled days for us have passed. We used a company with a solid reputation in this regard for the design and construction of our new facility and as such we can now sleep well at night, knowing that our customers also have full peace of mind.
To see our earthquake construction standards please see the specs here: YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
JAPANS NEW NORMAL: RECORD BREAKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Strong Winds, Freezing Winters and Boiling Summers:
Hold on to your Hats! Need we say more?
A QUALIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL TEAM :
BKI has a total of eleven members on staff. Here are what our customers are saying about BKI teachers;
"The teachers are always loving and care for each and every one of the children, they are all wonderful and amazing, we love BKI teachers".
All of our teachers have had prior training in the field of Early Childhood, whether it be in Child Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Music or other related fields. All teachers are fully trained in CPR, AED and first aid techniques. At least 70% of our regular staff are fully Qualified Kindergarten Teachers with a minimum of three to four years of Early Childhood Pedagogical study behind them. Adding to this most of these staff have a further six years of practical experience in child care. Ninety percent of our teachers are native English speakers from countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States. Bilingual Japanese staff are also on hand.
At BKI we are not fumbling about in the dark, we know precisely what we are doing and why. As the owners alone have more than 30 years of Qualified Professional experience between them you can be sure there are no regrets at BKI.
At your interview, please ask to see our EIKEN Test results for yourself! The Japanese EIKEN Test has been used for the past fifty years and is Japan’s most popular and widely administered English qualification test. This is used by employers and agencies, nationwide and internationally, as evidence of English proficiency. It is also used for admissions and course credit at over 2,500 high schools, colleges, and universities throughout Japan.
BKI MORNING PROGRAM (Kindergarten-aged Children) EIKEN TEST RESULTS: Many of the Japanese children in our Reggio Morning Program who take the Junior EIKEN (JIDO EIKEN) GOLD LEVEL Test (the highest of all levels) score over 80%, with some students scoring 100% .
BKI AFTERNOON PROGRAM (Elementary School-aged Children) EIKEN TEST RESULTS: This program focuses on spelling, vocabulary, grammar and reading. Students in this program are able to do the regular EIKEN Test this is the ADULT EIKEN Test. Some second and third grade Japanese students in this program are passing EIKEN Level 3 and some third and fourth grade Japanese children are passing EIKEN Level Pre-2. Also, we have had fifth and sixth grade students pass EIKEN Level 2.
After 15 years of professional service we understand what our customers expect from us. BKI now has a solid track record and we are very proud of our results!
To see our reading, writing and speaking results in a clear and easy to understand format visit our Alumni Results Page.
BACK UP JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES
At BKI we have daily morning classes to provide the basics of Japanese Language that would typically be used by children in a playground situation. These classes are exclusively made available to foreign families in which no Japanese is regularly spoken in the home environment.
Throughout the year we also offer a variety of Japanese Cultural Experiences that will help make your stay with us a very memorable one. Such experiences include Tanabata (your child comes dressed in Jinbei or Yukata), Ohanami (Cherry Blossom picnic), Setsubun (Throwing beans at the devil), Hinamatsuri and much more.
EXCEptional VALUE, MAKES TUITION AFFORDABLE:
Part of our mission statement and business model is to be high quality at low rates. How do we achieved this? Our efforts are simple, we create the highest possible value for our customers and then we minimize our profits. Over the years we have successfully served hundreds of happy customers. We believe that our rates are exceptional value for the educational environment that we have on offer.
As several customers have commented:
"It's wonderful. That’s why I want to keep it our secret".