TAIP supports early childhood educators through training, networking, and publicity.

Tanya Batt presenting “Storytelling in the Preschool Classroom” at the TAIP 2018 Fall Annual Conference at Summerhill International Preschool.

As a member-funded association in Tokyo since 2005, we have sponsored a wide range of workshops for teachers.

In addition to schools, we welcome businesses and individual members in our community and have grown to include schools outside of Tokyo through our "Satellite Membership" program.

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Our Schools page lists all of our member school and associate members.

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TAIP is now a proud domestic partner with JALT, The Japan Association for Language Teaching! This partnership signifies a mutual commitment to fostering academic and professional growth. Together, we aim to bring more value and opportunities to our members.

Learn more here.

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Upcoming Event

TAIP Bowling Social!

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023

Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center
4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 108-8611


  • 9:30 am Arrival and Registration
  • 10:00 am - Noon Bowling Tournament

Cost: ¥2,000 per team
This fee will help cover bowling (lane fees, shoe rental, etc.) and prizes, all of which will be arranged by TAIP Board.

TAIP won't be providing snacks and drinks. If you'd like to munch or sip while you bowl, please bring along whatever you fancy.

About This Event

TAIP is excited to announce the 9th Annual Membership Bowling Tournament! The coveted Association Trophy is up for grabs, which the winning team can proudly display in their school's showcase for a year. Plus, you'll earn the bragging rights!

Each Associate Member, Satellite School Member, and Institutional School Member is eligible to form a team of 2 persons to compete for the Trophy.

Individual Members who would like to make-up a team, please contact the webmaster at: webmaster@tokyopreschools.org.

Team makeup:
Each team should comprise 2 members. These members can be teachers, administrators, office personnel, or leadership group members.

Specific tournament rules will be announced on-site at the bowling alley.

Registration Deadline:
November 20, 2023 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you!

Things to Consider

While TAIP encourages active participation and sportsman-like conduct, we emphasize that this is a fun event aimed at fostering interaction and camaraderie among members. Team shirts and jerseys are welcome and encouraged! Participants need to use bowling alley issued balls.

Post Bowling Lunch

Often, after the bowling tournament, members dine at a nearby restaurant. (The cost for lunch should be covered by individuals and is not covered by TAIP.)

Past Winners

The first TAIP Bowling Tournament was in 2012.

  • 2012: New International School
  • 2013: Rach Inc.
  • 2014: Mitsui Gardens International Preschool
  • 2015: Mitsui Gardens International Preschool
  • 2016: Mitsui Gardens International Preschool
  • 2017: Joy to the World
  • 2018: Joy to the World
  • 2019: Joy to the World
  • 2023: ?

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