AKG - Awaji Kids Garden

This progressive day-care center follows the Montessori philosophy – which in simple terms preaches that children should be allowed to ‘find out’ things on their own, under minimal yet structured supervision.

By Saurabh Nanda

The Awaji Kids Garden (AKG), a day-care for 2-5 year old children, founded in 2018, in the beautiful surroundings of Manabi no Sato (The Learning Village) on Awaji, is the brainchild and passion project of Ms Yasuka Inoue. A mother of 2, she wanted her children to not grow up only in the urban world of Japan but also learn from nature.

AKG offers children the chance to play in the nature during all weathers, cook food, create things out of natural things like twigs and stones, explore the surroundings – all while learning English from native speakers from the UK, the USA and others. Moreover, they invite global citizens from different countries to interact with the children and tell them about their cultures.

This progressive day-care center follows the Montessori philosophy – which in simple terms preaches that children should be allowed to ‘find out’ things on their own, under minimal yet structured supervision.

AKG is focused on teaching children respect towards everyone regardless of their nationality, culture or ages and abilities, nurturing their curiosity and encouraging the spirit of challenge in them. AKG caters to children on Awaji and hold events at other schools and day-cares in the Kansai region. They also have small lessons for the parents of the participating children to encourage further English learning.

AKG’s progressive and global outlook towards child education sets it apart from the other forest schools, day-cares and pre-elementary schools in Japan.

Their approach is a good contributor towards SDG 4 - Quality Education. They frequently conduct SDG lessons for their students and their parents.

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