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for Preschoolers.

TAIP is an organization that helps early childhood teachers and schools in Japan through training, networking, and publicity.

Fall Conference 2019

Registration is now Closed!

Provocations for Learning

Presented by Elana Leigh
Date: November 2, 2019
Play is the best way for a young child to learn. In the early years of a child’s life the way they learn to play, the resources they play with and the kind of engagement they ‘step’ into will contribute enormously to their development.

Environments should provide a place where children have opportunities to explore, learn and develop with the support of sensitive, knowledgeable adults. There should be access to prompts, artefacts and provocations to stimulate ideas and thought journeys.
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For Early Childhood Educators & Schools

TAIP is an organization that helps early childhood teachers and school
in Japan through training, networking, and publicity. Join our next teacher training.
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For Parents of Preschoolers

Our directory lists all of our member school and associate members. Use the links provided to visit their websites to get the most current information about each organization.
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Upcoming Events

November 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Front Loading Skills in the Preschool Classroom
TAIP Teacher Sharing Session
Event/Post Sponsor:

Cost: This event is free for all participants and dinner will be provide

Description: “Teacher Sharing Sessions” are small scale events where a few teachers with experience on a particular subject are on hand to answer questions and lead a discussion about a particular topic of interest. There is no cost and dinner is provided to all participants.

This event will be focused on the concept of “front-loading” ideas and skills to children with the goal of enriching lessons, increasing classroom participation and avoiding potential trouble spots. Please come to listen, to share and to join!

Please note that this event is limited to 30 attendees.

(Please note the date has changed from Nov 22nd to Nov 29th.)

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December 8, 2019
11:30 - 13:30
TAIP Bowling Social 2019
TAIP Bowling Event
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The much-loved annual Bowling Social event will be held on Sunday, December 8th from 11;30-13:30 p.m. at the Shinagawa Prince Bowling Lanes, just outside the Takanawa exit of Shinagawa Station. Every member is invited to send up to two individuals to compete in a friendly tournament. Each year the winner gets to take home the trophy for one year. Refreshments are provided and this is a great chance to get to know people from other member schools. There is no fee to join.

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Who we are

The executive board are directly connected to the preschool and larger education community in Tokyo via their full-time job responsibilities. We are excited about continuing our work to strengthen support for the preschool community and ultimately help to improve the experience of preschoolers and their families.

A message from the President

TAIP has been functioning as a non-profit association in the greater Tokyo area since 2005.

Over the years, we have continually grown and expanded membership by providing our main core mission values for the TAIP community. Our focus is to create opportunities for members to network within the education community, disseminate publicity for the ultimate benefit of the preschoolers, and organize and implement professional development for teachers, staff and administrators and promote parent education in regard to preschool education within the community. As an association for a diverse number of preschools, we endorse all school programs and offer equal support and opportunities for members, regardless of the size of the school.

Alex Batten

Tokyo Association
of International Preschools

ⓒ 2019 Tokyo Association of International Preschools