Classes

Ayla provides age-appropriate care and learning opportunities for children in morning and after-school classes.

A teacher reading a book to children.

About our Classes

A day at Ayla International School consists of morning nursery, preschool, and kindergarten classes followed by Extended Care services and afterschool classes.

Classes are held Monday to Friday based on our school calendar. We also do many special/sesonal programs called Camp Ayla!

Morning Classes
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nursery Class: Kanaria, for children 1 - 2 years old

Toddlers have various opportunities to explore their world through play: Structured and unstructured play develop gross motor and social skills. Music, art, nature walks, dance, storytimes, and more fill their days.

Children learn naturally and effortlessly in our dual immersion program.

Preschool Class: Hibari, for children 3 - 4 years old
Kindergarten Class: Tsubame, for children 5 - 6 years old

Although it is fun and games for Hibari and Tsubame students, we pack educational elements into all aspects of the curriculum. For example, we use games to teach pre-reading skills like phonemic awareness, letter and sound recognition, hiragana, basic math concepts, and hands-on science exploration.

We teach children to discuss and work on their ideas as a group, be direct, and get involved. We focus significantly on language arts and interpersonal skills. We schedule short field trips and fun events for an engaging and interactive learning environment.
As a dual immersion institution, we conduct classes in both English and Japanese. Therefore, half of the day is in English, and the rest in Japanese.

Schedule & What to Bring
Morning Program Schedule
8:50
Doors Open
9:00
Learning Centers / Playhut
9:30
Morning Circle
10:00
Toilet-time / Activity
11:00
Park / Lunch
Noon
J-Talk / Japanese Songs
13:00
Morning Classes End!
What to Bring List
1.
Smock, apron, bandana
2.
Change of clothes & a big ziplock bag (for laundry)
3.
Hand towel
4.
Lunch, cup, fork, spoon, and chopsticks
5.
Hat and sunscreen lotion (in sunny weather)
6.
A favorite toy (if needed during the transition period)
Reminder: Please make sure that you print your child's name clearly (using block letters) on all their belongings.

Extended Care
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We offer extended care services for busy parents.

Extended care consists of basic child care with many fun activities in a relaxing environment!

Students doing a science experiment.

Afterschool Classes
3:00 - 6:00 pm

*Hikari Class

Hikari Class is ideal for children whose first language is not English. This program encourages children to communicate and express themselves in English through stories, dance, and improvisation!

*Asahi Class

A creative program for the budding artist! The language of instruction is English, and children explore art in a creative environment. Lots of giggling and getting messy!

*Hikari Class: 2 hours & Asahi Class: 3 hours of selected programs, depending on the hour of attendance. 
Blabber Lips

Blabber Lips is a fun approach to learning English through conversations, open-ended questions, and activities.

Giggles

Giggles is all about singing, dancing, chanting, acting, and arts & crafts. A great way to introduce children to English!

Letter Land

Latter Land is an English program designed for the emerging reader!

Little Amigos (Wednesday)

¡Jugamos y descubrimos juntos en español!
A multicultural approach in learning, let’s have fun learning about the culture and language of Spain. We learn about geography, cooking, numbers, pronunciation, and more.

Shiitake Club

In Shiitake Club, children learn about Japanese culture, traditions, and friendships!

Sakura & Hanabi Class

Sakura & Hanabi Class is not your typical Japanese Language class!

This class extends to learning more than basic language skills with Japanese slang and colloquial expressions. Instead of the traditional approach, we teach daily conversational Japanese! Furthermore, students experience local culture and etiquette.

Mandarin Chinese Class

Mandarin has emerged as the new must-have language, with parents worldwide seeing their kids learning Mandarin at an early age as an advantage. Here at Ayla, we teach conversational Mandarin and introduce some basic Chinese characters in our After School Program. We will also discuss the culture, music, and festivals celebrated by Chinese worldwide.

Schedule & What to Bring
Afterschool Program Schedule
15:00
Blabber Lips / Giggles / Letter Land ( Instructions in English)
16:00
Shitake Club / Japanese Fun! / Park Time
17:00
Story / Origami / Snack
18:00
Afterschool and Extended Care End!
What to Bring List
1.
Smock, apron, bandana
2.
Hand towel
Reminder: Please make sure that you print your child's name clearly (using block letters) on all their belongings.