Kirakira Kids International Kindergarten is a school offering bilingual education – Japanese and English. The school follows a Japanese culture where Japanese teachers provide guidance to students. The school works hard in conditioning the mind and body and teach children the Japanese culture.
Kirakira Kids was originally opened as Glitter Kids Kindergarten in November 2006 in the Sukhumvit 61 neighbourhood of Bangkok. Besides offering a bilingual education that encourages expressive thinking, culture, and language development- the preschool also enhances the physical, social, and emotional development of young Japanese kids growing up in Thailand, and thereby enriching their relationships not just with their families and peers, but also with nature and their surrounding environment.
The school incorporates the four seasons of Japan through various events and lessons, to ensure that children understand Japanese cultural experiences well. This helps children develop emotions and sensibilities in relation to their culture and heritage as Japanese.
Teachers at Kirakira Kids International Kindergarten hold the kindergarten teacher’s license and the bilingual teacher’s license. Hence they can teach children successfully in English although they are not native English speakers. These teachers have years of child-care experience.
The curriculum includes various activities tailored to the developmental stages of children. The school concentrates on harmonious development of mind and body so that students can smoothly cope up with primary education in Thailand, Japan or any country in the world.
From the curriculum and pedagogy to arrangement of classrooms to class sizes, everything has been done keeping students in mind. The school believes that students learn best through nurturing and fosters Developmentally Appropriate Practices which support a child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, cultural and language development.
The young students are learning and growing up in a secure and conducive environment that is surrounded by lush greeneries and a host of age-appropriate equipment, amenities and toys. Some of the spaces with child-friendly facilities include the Japanese and English classrooms, the multipurpose Red Room, the multipurpose Physical Education room, swimming pool, cafeteria, big playground, computer room, small playground, library, plus picturesque waiting areas for both parents and children.