Curriculum

Science • Music • Culture • Art • Nature
Our Approach

At Ryozan Park, we believe in learning through play. We offer a diverse program rich in music, art, science, mathematics, and nature explored through song, dance, crafts, stories and the outdoors.

We do not adhere to any specific doctrine such as Montessori or Reggio Emelia, although our teachers are familiar with these methods. Instead, our program has been specially developed with English content in a Japanese structure to facilitate a smooth transition into the Japanese kindergarten classroom. We use a scientifically tested American curriculum called Mother Goose Time along with many original activities. We also enjoy celebrating Japanese holidays and customs, and often those of our teachers’ and students’ home countries.

Our Mission

To raise independent, curious, kind, robust kids in a fun, safe and loving space.


Learning Outcomes

Development of self-direction and social relationships

Strengthening of gross and fine motor skills and spatial awareness

Development of listening, communication and critical-thinking skills

Recognition of numbers, shapes and letters

Appreciation of international cultures and environments

Cultivation of creativity and expression through art, music, drama and dance

Establishment of knowledge and relationship with the outdoors and natural world


What is Mother Goose Time?

Mother Goose Time is a scientifically tested preschool program that integrates multi-modal learning with a play-based focus. Literacy, art, music, and science-aligned activities all complement a program based on folktales and nursery rhymes your child will love.

Children construct knowledge through everyday experiences. The tools we use from Mother Goose Time will help extend their learning as they explore the classroom, community and beautiful, diverse world around them.

As children get involved and participate in our activities they organically grow in many areas: Social & Emotional, Physical, Mathematics & Reasoning, Language and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, Creative development. In addition to a daily curriculum plans, MGT has specialised programs for weekly dance [DanceNBeats], STEAM centers, and open-ended art [Invitations to Create].

Social and Emotional
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Physical
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Social Studies
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Science
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Language and
Literacy Development

Mathematics and Reasoning
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Creative
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Second Language
Acquisition  Development

2020-21 Program

April • May

Baby animals

How are baby animals born? How do baby animals grow and change? How do baby animals stay safe?

Children will learn all about baby animals and their development from babies into adults.

They will be introduced to many different kinds of animals and find out how their parents care for them; they will explore how babies are carried and kept safe.

June • July

Bugs and crawly things

Which crawly things live underground? What are the parts of an insect? Where do bugs build their homes?

Children will learn all about the life of bugs and insects.

They will learn about the metamorphosis process and their adaption to their habitats through storytelling and fun games.

August September

Treasure island 

What can you find on a beach? What lives inside a cave? How do people have fun on an island?

Children will embrace their inner explorers and learn about the wonders and mysteries that can be found on a small island.

October • November

Let’s go camping

How do you stay warm during the night? What types of animals can you spot on a hike? What fun things can you do when camping?

Children will learn about all the fun things outdoor camping has to offer.

From pitching a tent, building a fire to strumming a guitar, kids will develop a strong understanding and appreciation for nature as they play outdoor games and activities.

December • January

Winter in the woods

What animals live in the woods? What do you wear in winter? What does your family do in the winter?

Children will experience the beauty of the forest as they learn about the animals that run, play and hibernate in the winter woods.

They will build a bear den, decorate a snowman, knit mittens, create a cosy fireplace and make a hearty breakfast.

February March

Let’s be superheroes

How can we dress up as superheroes? What is a superpower? How can we help save the planet? How can we help others?

The children will delve deep into their imaginations with an array of exciting and active role-play activities.

They will build their confidence, bravery and compassion by learning how to be real-life superheroes.

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce
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