Q: Is SGIS a licensed preschool?
A: SGIS is a non-licensed preschool, called “Company-led childcare facility”. and we use a system of “Company-led childcare service”. This is a subsidy system started by the Japanese government in 2016 as part of the “Work Style Reform”. The government subsidizes facility maintenance and operation costs of qualified preschools. Subsidies are provided to preschools that give flexible childcare for working families and give priority to children of local business owners.
Q: What are the admission requirements for parents?
A: To be admitted to SGIS, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
1. All parents must be able to provide proof of employment (part-time work is acceptable)
2. You must be certified by your local municipal office for using the childcare system.
Q: What is the ratio of English to Japanese language use?
A: SGIS program is designed to emphasize the use of both English and Japanese. We focus on Japanese language education for children between the ages of 0-1 and gradually increase the frequency of English use from the age of 2. English will be the main language of instruction in the classroom for children of age 4 onwards.
Q: Is there an English test during the screening process?
A: We will conduct a simple English test during the screening only for children who wish to enroll in the 4 to 5 year old classes.
Q: Is it necessary for parents to have English language skills for admission?
A: There is no need for parents to have English skills. All our information will be in Japanese or in both languages.
Q: What events do you have planned?
A: Throughout the year, SGIS will have birthday parties, picnics, sports days, and other seasonal events like Christmas, etc.
Q: Does Keisuke Honda teach classes at SGIS?
A: He is an active professional athlete, so he is not be teaching in person.
Q: How is Keisuke Honda involved with SGIS?
A: As a founder of SGIS, he is involved in establishing the principles and developing the curriculum. To read about his philosophy as a founder, please read here.
Q: Are there any opportunities to use the ZOZOPARK HONDA FOOTBALL AREA?
A: Depending on our curriculum, it will be used as a place to have our lessons.