April is always an exciting time at YIK. We look forward to the start of
each new school year and to meeting all our unique young students,
as they walk through the gates of our kindergarten.
Secure in the love that has surrounded them since birth, it is here that
they take their first solo steps, at the gates of the YMCA International Kindergarten,
and we are there to welcome them with open arms.
It is our aim to celebrate and nurture the individuality of each child
and to provide an environment from which happy and balanced future citizens
of the world can emerge. Authentic, global individuals, whose character
will reflect the principles of respect, caring, honesty and responsibility,
all of which have been carefully woven into the fabric of our curriculum.
It is our greatest hope that YIK students will:
embrace cultural diversity, develop an understanding of and respect for all people
and be comfortable with people from other countries; learn the importance of caring
for others, as they spend their days working and playing together; develop
a well-balanced body and mind. We trust that our comprehensive curriculum will give them
the sensitivity and confidence to behave with integrity and honesty at all times
and to use their acquired English abilities in a responsible way.
The Hiroshima YMCA is one of the total of 34 existing in Japan.
Our students are under the caring wings of YMCA,
found in 120 countries throughout the world, with over 65 million members.
We feel that this creates a fertile soil from which our tiny future world
citizens can grow and it is with this in mind that we welcome you to the YMCA family.
“There is no greater gift that you can give your child at the beginning of life
than the ability to communicate.”- Dr Sally Ward, 2000
“Do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat ?’ or ‘What will we drink ?’
or ‘What will we wear ?’ Father knows that you need all these things.”