Registration for our Fall Conference 2019 is now closed. To be on the waiting list please email: president17@tokyopreschools.org

Thank you for attending our AGM!

Thank you to the TAIP members who were able to attend our AGM on Jan 21, 2021. We spent time looking back at 2020 and made some important decisions for 2021. We will send an email to members when we post the AGM Minutes in the member's section.

There are a few new faces on the Board of Directors, so please welcome them aboard!

We look forward to a great year of networking, publicity, and professional development!

Preschools

for Preschoolers.

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

TAIP Conversations

Episode 2: Learning Through Play

TAIP Secretary and Principal of Komazawa Park International School, Merete Kropp, leads a discussion about play and play-based learning with ASIJ Early Learning Center Director, Christy Carrillo, and Ohana International School Assistant Director, John Adduru.

Our discussion this episode is about the role of play in the classroom. We discuss our definitions of play, and how we use play in our schools. How we handle rough or risky play. We also talk about the role of play in developing executive function, how we document play, and how we explain these topics with parents.

Upcoming Professional Development

Remote Workshop
RIE’s Educaring Approach: Movement and Play as Curriculum in the Sensorimotor Stage
Presenter: 
Ruth Anne Hammond, M.A.
Saturday
September 25, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sometimes it is difficult for adults to have faith that 0-3 aged children are active learners who customize their own curriculum according to their unique timetables of development and style of engagement.

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Remote Workshop
Lisa Murphy on Being Child-centered
Presenter: 
Lisa Murphy
Saturday
October 23, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

This workshop is the workshop version of the content in her latest book: Lisa Murphy On... Being Child Centered.

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Remote Workshop
Story Writing with Young children
Presenter: 
Lisa Murphy
Saturday
November 6, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

After examining the importance of personal narrative and the difference between literacy and orality, Lisa teaches participants the story writing process that was initially taught to her by early childhood expert Bev Bos.

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Remote Workshop
Get a bigger carpet! (Blocks)
Presenter: 
Lisa Murphy
Saturday
November 27, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Lisa LOVES blocks, likes to play with blocks, likes to reflect on the history of blocks, likes to observe block play and really likes talking about how block play connects with all four domains of DAP.

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TAIP is an organization that helps early childhood teachers and school
in Japan through training, networking, and publicity. Join our next teacher training.
Member schools can post this logo on their homepages to show they are a part of an organization devoted to professional development for early childhood educators for the benefit of the students we teach.

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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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7 Days of Preschool!

Each week we are featuring a TAIP Member school on our social media sites. Please like follow and learn more about our schools on Facebook, Instagram, and Twiter!

The TAIP Spotlight School for the week of
Sep 20, 2021
 to 
Sep 26, 2021
 is: 
Tokyo Children’s Garden
Tokyo
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Learn more about our TAIP 7 Days of Preschool event here: TAIP 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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Upcoming Events

RIE’s Educaring Approach: Movement and Play as Curriculum in the Sensorimotor Stage
Saturday
September 25, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
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Lisa Murphy on Being Child-centered
Saturday
October 23, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Learn More and Register
Learn More and Register
Story Writing with Young children
Saturday
November 6, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Learn More and Register
Learn More and Register
Get a bigger carpet! (Blocks)
Saturday
November 27, 2021
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Learn More and Register
Learn More and Register

Feb 22 Event Cancellation Notice

Dear Members and Conference Participants,

We must regretfully announce the cancellation of the Autism Charity Conference originally scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd. A lot of time and effort went into this event and it was not an easy decision.

Unfortunately various details regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the logistics of the event has caused us to conclude that for reasons of safety and risk management, it is no longer possible to hold this event as planned.

We apologize and assure you that we would like to reschedule the event in the future. But given the current situation we cannot yet give an exact date.

We would like to thank Autism Partnership and K International School of Tokyo for all their support and efforts. A lot of people gave us a lot to try and make this event happen and we deeply appreciate these efforts.

Thank you for your understanding, and please contact president17@tokyopreschools.org with any questions.


Sincerely,

TAIP Board of Directors

Become a TAIP Member School!

What is needed to be a TAIP Member?
  • Be an International Preschool, which offers an early childhood program whose primary or secondary medium of instruction is a language other than Japanese.
  • Your school is in the Greater Tokyo area is defined by TAIP: In the 23 special Tokyo Wards, all towns and villages bordering the Tokyo Wards to the west out to Okutama, and the prefectures Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Saitama & Chiba.
Read our TAIP Constitution for more details about Institutional Membership.

Is your school outside of Tokyo?

We offer Satellite Memberships for school outside of Tokyo too! Get in touch to see if you school qualifies.

Can I join as an individual or a business?

Yes! The TAIP has Individual Memberships and Associate memberships. Find out more on our About Page!

Still not sure?

Along with becoming part of a community of International Schools teachers, leaders, and administrator, on of the best aspects of TAIP is our commitment to Professional Development. We hold annual conferences, workshops, and training focused on early childhood education.

If you are not sure if TAIP is the right group for you or school, feel free to leave your name and email address and we will get in touch.

Please except to hear from our TAIP President or one of the members of our Publicity team.

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School News and Events

Ohana International School
DADS DAY WITH BERNIE
Posted on: 
February 5, 2021
Ohana International School celebrated Dad's Day on Zoom. We had someone join us on the side with his special mittens. Thanks dads for letting Bernie join us on Dad's Day
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Ohana International School
Setsubun willl soon be here.
Posted on: 
February 1, 2021
Oni wa soto, fuku wa "gakko". We will not let the oni come into our school on Wednesday.
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Joy to the World American International School
Joy-Elf!
Posted on: 
December 10, 2020
We started a new "Joy Tradition" this year: Joy-Elf Hunt! The Joy-Elf will be hidden around our school for students to find and online for parents to find. Collect them all and maybe you will get a treat from Santa?
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Ohana International School
Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021
Posted on: 
December 8, 2020
Santa came to town on Friday and he paid an unexpected visit to the children and teachers at Ohana International School. What a surprise we all had! It was fun for most of us. We wish you a Merry Xmas, Happy Channukah and a Happy New Year.
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Ohana International School
Ohana International School children keep on giving.
Posted on: 
December 3, 2020
Ohana International School children made Christmas Cards for the annual Santa Soul Train event in Minamisanriku. Families took home an eco-friendly pack of materials to decorate the cards and returned a selection of wonderful, unique ones to be donated with Christmas stockings to the children.
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Ohana International School
Winter School
Posted on: 
October 30, 2020
Registration for Ohana International School's Winter School programme for 2020 is now open. Spaces are limited so please register ASAP for a wonderful 4 day programme called "The Magic of Winter".
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Ohana International School
Podcast Interview with our Director, Shelley Sacks
Posted on: 
October 16, 2020

Podcast Interview with our Director, Shelley Sacks

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K. International School Tokyo
KIST Explanation Day 2020 - Saturday, October 24
Posted on: 
September 24, 2020
We invite parents interested in enrolling children for the 2021-22 school year (commencing August 2021) to attend our Explanation Day as follows: Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 English session: 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Japanese session: 1:15 pm. - 3:30 p.m. Reservations are essential.
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