Mitsui Gardens International Preschool is the result of a response that child care was needed by the American Embassy community in Tokyo. It has grown from a small daycare facility with one teacher and an assistant to a full-fledged international preschool.

Our Mitsui Gardens International Preschool’s philosophy, teachers, parents, and curriculum support a developmental, dramatic play-based approach to learning, which is incorporated in our daily activities and schedules.


We provide challenging activities covering many topics and embed the fundamentals they need in order to

 If they have these skills they will be eager learners in elementary school and beyond in all subject areas. We offer our children many opportunities to construct their own knowledge about their world.

As early childhood educators, we know from research and experience that

 Each day’s schedule is carefully planned with an emphasis on exploration and process, questioning and discovering.

Activities are designed to foster social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and ethical growth along developmental continuums. Our classroom corners are derived from the creative curriculum.






Classrooms are divided into areas with developmentally appropriate activities available for a single child or small groups of children to enjoy.

Our older children also work on projects in groups or individually in which they learn about topics of interest to them.

We learn and play, and play and learn.

Our teachers are nurturers and facilitators, who help children plan, select, and explore materials in ways, which help them develop study skills which further their readiness to move easily and confidently into kindergarten.

The preschool is located on the American Embassy Compound with an abundance of facilities.