“Storytelling in the Preschool Classroom” presented by Tanya Batt & Peter Forster at the TAIP 2018 Fall Annual Conference at Summerhill International Preschool.

Upcoming Events

TAIP Workshop

Join us for an immersive workshop to deepen your appreciation and understanding of science in the early childhood classroom.

Presented By: Mariko Juds & Pete Juds

Date: April 20, 2024 (Saturday

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Eligibility: This paid workshop is open to Members and Non-Members. This workshop has limited availability, and member schools/organizations/individuals will be contacted first to confirm their spots.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Science Workshop for the Early Childhood Classroom

Workshop Details:

  • Venue: Dandelion Montessori School
  • Address: 62-3, Azabu Mamiana-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0042
  • Fee: Members: ¥2000, Non-Members ¥3,000
  • Number of participants: 12

Speakers: Pete and Mariko Juds, co-founders of the Montessori School of Tokyo and with decades of Montessori education experience, will lead our workshop. Drawing from their rich educational backgrounds and global contributions to teaching and learning, they'll share insights into fostering curiosity and hands-on learning in science.

Session Focus:

This workshop has limited availability for 12 participants. We invite schools to sign up to secure one spot for the event. Registration will be open from April 3. We will contact all applicants with their status (confirmed or waitlist) shortly after closing registration. We will offer any open spots to schools on the waitlist.

  • Introduce science principles tailored for early years education.
  • Illustrate a variety of science experiments and provide opportunities for teachers to engage in hands-on experimentation.


TAIP Teacher Sharing

Grow your practice as an early childhood educator! Connect with colleagues, discover new strategies, and share your expertise during our Teacher Sharing Sessions on May 17, 2024. Similar to job-alike sessions, these sessions will be teacher-led and teacher-focused.

Eligibility: This free session is limited to teachers from TAIP Member Schools, Organizations, and Individual TAIP Members.

Session Details:

  • Venue: Aoba-Japan International School (Meguro Campus)
  • Address: 2-11-5 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
  • Date: May 17, 2024 (Friday)
  • Time: 17:15-18:30, with an optional school tour from 18:40-19:00
  • Fee: Free
  • Capacity: 20 participants per topic

Discussion Topics:
Participants can select one of the following topics for an in-depth discussion:

1. Circle Time
Explore strategies to enhance student interactions, share your favorite activities, and discuss managing transitions effectively.

Guiding questions:

  • How do you use circle time to foster social skills and peer interactions?
  • What are some of your favorite circle time activities that have worked well with your early years students?
  • How do you manage transitions between different activities during circle time?

2. Literacy in the Early Years
Discuss creating a literacy-rich environment, integrating literacy across your classroom, supporting emergent literacy skills, and engaging activities for early reading and writing development.

Guiding questions:

  • How have you created a literacy-rich environment in your early years classroom?
  • Can you share examples of how you integrate literacy elements into different areas of your classroom, beyond the traditional reading corner?
  • How do you support the development of emergent literacy skills, such as phonological awareness and print awareness, in your classroom?
  • What activities or games do you find effective in helping children develop early reading/writing skills?


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Alice Sharp presenting "Provocations for Learning" at the TAIP 2019 Fall Annual Conference at Shinagawa International School.

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