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IB PYP Candidate School
Raising Real Global Kids Through Inquiry

International Preschool for
Childcare and Global Education


  • July 1, 2022Preschool

    Jun’s Story

    This week, we were fortunate to have Jun Kawai come to CGK and lead a …

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  • June 29, 2022Preschool

    A Bug’s Life

    This month, the Mountain children have been looking at bugs. It follow…

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  • June 24, 2022Preschool

    The Pool is So Cool!

    At CGK we are super lucky to be able to have swimming lessons every mo…

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  • June 22, 2022Preschool

    Why Does it Always Rain on Me?

    At CGK we take the children out for some outdoor play time whenever th…

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  • June 20, 2022Preschool

    Job Training with Sky and Mountain

    A quick recap of Job Training with Sky and Mountain: since this is the…

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  • June 16, 2022Preschool

    Park Day

    We had our very first Park Day, an event to cap off Family Week where …

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  • June 13, 2022Preschool

    Traffic Rules Lesson

    Recently some police officers from Kagacho Police Department came to l…

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  • June 10, 2022Preschool

    Earth Day

    Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to show and promote awareness…

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  • June 4, 2022Preschool

    [Preschool Briefing Session] Saturday, July 23, 2022

    We, CGK Preschool, are accepting students for 2023 school year. Please…

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  • May 18, 2022General

    School Name and Logo Change and Website Renewal

      Effective April 1, 2022, our school name has been changed to…

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International Preschool for
Childcare and Global Education

Through "childcare" and "global education" from early childhood,
CGK International School nurtures the physical and mental growth of children to provide them with infinite future possibilities.

Unlike other preschools, CGK International School doesn't just babysit children during childcare hours, but offers a wide variety of programs while at the same time providing the highest quality care. Through high-quality "global education," CGK International School stimulates curiosity and interest here in Yokohama and to the wide-world, raising "real global kids" who can think for themselves and demonstrate leadership.

Childcare+Global Education

Fulfilling Childcare & Education Program

At CGK, children are cared for full time from 8:30am to 5:00pm (8:00am to 6:30pm if extended care is included), 5 days a week.
There are no shorter hours or less than 5 day-a-week courses.

For this reason, we are able to provide not only English education,
but a full curriculum of subjects along with a variety of programs,
which are of the highest standard in both quantity and quality.

Pygmalion Classes Develop Acute Cognitive Abilities

  • Sending Students to Nada Junior High, One of the Toughest Schools in Japan

    Pygmalion education, which has seen great success in the Kansai area, has been introduced to an international preschool for the first time in Japan.

    Developing "Acute Cognitive Abilities" and "Problem-solving Abilities"

    With the rise of IT and AI, education that only focuses on knowledge / skill is becoming redundant. The Pygmalion method increases finger, spatial, graphic, number logic and language skills to enhance acute cognitive abilities, rather than simply cramming the students with knowledge.

    Optimal Education for the Critical Childhood Years

    Higher mental abilities are best developed in early childhood which is a critical time for brain growth. Conversely, if not nurtured with appropriate methods and materials during this period, a lower mental capacity that only allows for input of knowledge and skills will become fixed.

School Information

名称 CGK International School - Preschool
Facility Type Unlicensed Nursery School
(Since opening, we have received a Certificate of Compliance according to the "Guidelines for Non-licensed Daycare Facilities" (認可外保育施設指導監督基準 under MEXT) six years in a row without any written or verbal censure on any point. In the annual on-site inspection, a wide range of checks are carried out, from facility safety standards, disaster prevention, fire prevention, and evacuation drills, health and hygiene management, to the assignment of qualified personnel, guidance plans, childcare records, etc.)
Location 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan
Capacity 3 year olds: 23, 4 year olds: 23, 5 year olds: 23
*Ages as of April 1st
*Please note that the number of the capacity is subject to change.
School Days Monday to Friday
School Hours 8:00-18:30 (Regular school hours 8:30-17:00)
School Holidays Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Golden Week (1 week), Obon holidays (August 1 week), New Year holidays (1 week), Spring holidays 3 days (1 week from the end of 2025)
Access ●3-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
●4-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
●5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
Other Uniform, school lunch, bus transportation

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