Photo from Sports Day Event

1 ) EDUCATIONAL GOAL


"NAKAYOSHI YOCHIEN" - (GBC Japanese Language School, Preschool Division) accepts 2 to 5 years old children. Its program provides our children an environment where the children can become familiar with both Japanese and American cultures. It helps the children to develop the ability to work with their peers/friends as well as being independent. It is incorporated with the "5 major areas of preschool educational goals" in Japan: physical and creative activities; intellectual training; cultivation of aesthetics; good manners. We hope our children will grow up to be fine international citizens.

2 ) THE SYSTEM

The Preschool has adopted the combined system of preschool and day care. All our students learn through play and our program in the morning. The children who remain in the afternoon spend the rest of the day eating lunch, taking a nap, listening to the teacher read picture books and other activities.

3 ) THE HOURS / TUITION (monthly)

The 48 weeks of tuition is divided by 12 months
from September to August.


The Nakayoshi Preschool (GBC JLS Preschool Division) is operated on a year-round system. During summer session from the end of June to the 3rd week of August, the preschool has regular classes.

Programs Days Hours Tuition
Daily
Preschool
Monday to Friday 9:00 am -
12:00 pm
$375
Daily
Day Care
Monday to Friday 9:00 am -
4:00 pm
$545
Monday to Friday 8:00 am -
6:00 pm
$595
Sat. Preschool Saturday only 8:30 am -
12:00 pm
$110
Mommy & Me Class
(Detail)
Tue or Thu 10:30 am -
12:00 pm
$60
(Temporary closed)

1 Day Care children need to bring their own lunches.
2 Tuition envelopes will be given to parents each month. Please, bring the payment by check payable to Gardena Buddhist Church or cash in your envelope to the class teacher within a week after you received the envelope..
3 Sibling tuition discount is available.
4 $60 (9am-12noon) $80 (8am-6pm) additional cost is required for children with diapers (toilet training & diaper changes).
Saturday $30.
5 The tuition for 8 hours or more is $595.
6 Change of schedule time costs $20 per time from the 2nd time.
7 "Drop-in Extended Day Care Service" is available.
The cost: $10.00/hour. $7/hour if more than 3 days.
Parents need to fill out the request form for the service beforehand unless there is an emergency. We request parents pay the cost for the service at the time of submitting the form. This drop-in extended day care service fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.

4 ) REGISTRATION & AGREEMENT


Registration Fee $180 for each new student
upon his/her registration.

THIS FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON
OR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE AFTER
REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED.
Once a child is withdrawn from Nakayoshi Preschool,
parents WILL be required to pay reregistration fee
of $180 AGAIN upon child returning to the school.

5 ) TUITION FOR LONG PERIOD OF ABSENCE


If your child needs to be absent for a long period of time (more than one month) for any reason,
we ask you to pay 1/3 of monthly tuition per month.

6 ) PTC DUE


PTC (PARENTS TEACHERS COUNCIL = Parents Supporting Organization) dues of $15 a year per family are required to be paid annually in September or at the time of registration. Please, write a separate check payable to "Parents Teachers Council" and enclose it in the student's tuition envelope. (Please make separate check for PTC dues)

7 ) PROGRAM

All the classes are held in Japanese

Human relations (listen to teachers, learn to get along with others, sharing, cooperation, problem solving, etc.) Children are exposed to music, rhythm expression, arts & crafts, physical exercise through various tools and methods.

8 ) ANNUAL EVENTS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Halloween Parade
Fun Parties (Christmas, Santa Clause,
Stage play & Musical Instruments)
Mochitsuki
Class Observation
Mamemaki
Hina-matsuri
Hana-matsuri
Egg Hunt
Sports Day
Children's Day
Fun Jump
Tanabata (Star Festival) & Watermelon bust
Water Play
Field Trip
Birthday Party


9 ) SNACKS

Morning & afternoon snacks are provided daily by the school.

10 ) BREAK TIME

Outside play (slide, sand box, bicycles, etc.)
Inside play (in the classrooms & large hall)
Play with folk songs
Water play (summer session)
Go to the bathroom, snack time, lunch time, nap time (for day care)

11 ) RULES OF BEGINNING &
ENDING OF EACH SCHOOL DAY

Children can not come to the classroom earlier than
5 minutes before the start of each school day.
Children must be on time for school and picked up on time.
Please notify school if you are sending someone else to pick up your child.
We will charge $3 for every five minutes for late picked up of children.

12 ) RULES OF ABSENCE & TERMINATION

If your child needs to be absent for any reason,
please notify the school office. (after 9:00 am)
Please, let the teacher & the office know two weeks
in advance if you decided to withdraw your have child from
the school. A withdrawal form needs to be submitted
to the office.
The school will terminate enrollment if tuition is
not paid for more than 2 months.
When the school determines that a child is disturbing the
class and abusing classmates, he/she will be expelled.


13 ) STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Student Accident Insurance is included in tuition.
The benefit will be paid for those eligible expenses
not covered by other insurance or health plans.


14 ) SCHOOL CALENDAR

The Nakayoshi Preschool is operated on a year-around system. The school year starts in September and after summer session, the year ends in August. We accept new students throughout the year.
Please refer to the school calendar for holidays & other events.



GARDENA BUDDHIST CHURCH JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
1517 W. 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247 / Telephone: (310) 327-4627