• Global education starting from 3 years old
    with full-time care 5 days a week

    We take care of children 5 days a week, full time from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (7:30 am to 7:00 pm including extended childcare hours). We have no "short-time" course or "less than 5 days a week" course. Instead, we specialize in offering education that is high in quantity and quality.

  • An international preschool that offers childcare and
    global education

    Starting in early childhood with continual nurture and global education combined, we offer an education program that will help our students grow mentally and physically with limitless possibilities. Native English-speaking instructors and bilingual Japanese childcare professionals work together in raising and educating children.

  • Fulfilling childcare and education program

    We undertake a multitude of childcare and education programs, including intellectual training, physical education course, swimming, food education, and a plethora of other unforgettable events and experiences to enrich our students' talents and abilities. We offer a 5-day-a-week program founded on excellent quality.

  • Real global kids with a spirit of inquiry,
    self expression and acute cognitive ability

    We don't only value learning English; we also aspire to nurture our students' acute cognitive abilities, sparking their imaginations and inspiring individual creativity. Additionally, we want to cultivate a spirit of inquiry in our students; a term we use to describe the strong desire to learn and know more. We support an endless variety of happy and rich futures, and we are raising real global kids.

International Preschool with
Care and Global Education

Cosmo Global Kids (CGK) is an international preschool that expands children's physical and mental
growth and unlimited potential through "childcare" and "global education" from early childhood.

We offer a variety of programs during our long hours of operation, which is unusual for an international preschool,
while providing the attentive care like a nursery school.
Through high quality "global education", we aim to stimulate curiosity and interest in the new world from here in Yokohama,
and nurture "real global kids" who can think for themselves and become leaders.

Childcare + Global Education

Fulfilling Childcare and Educational Programs

CGK offers full-time care, 5 days a week, from 8:30am-5:00pm. (Extended care is also available 7:30am-7:00pm)
There are no short-term courses or courses for select days.

In this way, an immersive English education can be conducted using a fulfilling curriculum
that incrementally builds students' skills and confidence and maintains them.
This is our specialty, offering an education that is considered, creative and high in quality.


Pygmalion Class that Develops Acute Cognitive Ability

Produce a Lot to One of the Nation's Smartest Middle Schools - Nada Junior High School

CGK has introduced the Pygmalion method that has been making a great achievement in Kansai area for the first time in Japan as international preschool.

Fostering "Acute Cognitive Ability" and "Problem-Solving Skills"

As a result of advent of IT and AI, education only with acquiring knowledge and skill does not have a meaning. The Pygmalion offers not "cramming style" which is passive education but stimulates "hand ability", "spatial ability", "shape ability", "mathematical and logical ability" and "language ability" to enhance "acute cognitive ability".

Premier Intellectual Training for Children in their Precious Early Years

To develop a high ability, the days of early childhood are the best when almost all parts of brain is made. Whereas if it is not developed in these days by correct details and correct method, "low ability" such as simply memorize information and skills will unfortunately be stunted from the beginning.

CGK's Curriculum

Educational Concept

Self-Expression, Acute Cognitive Ability, and Spirit of Inquiry Required for Real Global Kids

  • Bilingual education
  • Multicultural studies
  • Active learning

During the three years at CGK, students spend more than 4,500 hours in English (FYI, it's about 1,000 hours in total in Japanese elementary, junior high, and high schools), and we provide high-quality early English education, but we do not only focus on learning English.

We are the first international preschool in Japan to introduce the Pygmalion Class as a special program to nurture children's acute cognitive ability to think for themselves. We also nurture children's spirit of inquiry through authentic experiences and unique lesson programs, and foster their desire to know and learn for themselves.

In addition to fostering independence, initiative, imagination, creativity and acute cognitive ability, understanding and tolerance of diverse values (diversity), which are difficult to develop in a Japanese education, we provide moral education, and cooperativeness and social skills that can be fostered in a Japanese education. Those are all part of "global education".

Through our three core systems of "Bilingual Education", "Multicultural Studies" and "Active Learning", we cultivate the students to expand their possibilities of their future by drawing out their natural abilities and individual personality, while nurturing them to become cosmopolitans in a true sense, and support a happy, prosperous and diverse future.

Bilingual education

We conduct English immersion education at an early age. The education model is bilingual and aims to increase thinking abilities in concert with Japanese intellectual training program. Generally speaking, the Japanese requires 2,000 to 4,000 hours of learning time to master English, but this program goes over 4,500 hours (3 years).

Multicultural studies

Students will enjoy learning about diverse countries through culture, customs, events, food, etc. Diversity education is provided as a gateway to a wide and diverse world, not just the common sense of a small world, and combined with the effects of moral education, it fosters tolerance for diversity and compassion.

Active learning

Through interactive activities, rather than traditional Japanese passive type learning, we respect children's ideas, expressions and actions. And all the while helping them to increase their independence, individuality, creativity and expressiveness without limiting their growth and possibilities for the future.

Care Concepts

Global education and childcare that supports sound growth in body and mind.

  • Symbiosis of the mind
  • Heart and caring
  • Challenger's mindset

"Preschool" does not just mean 'English education' but also childcare, a sense of safety, mental health, and physical growth. These are aspects we value highly.

We have bilingual Japanese licensed staff who are familiar with the growth stages of children and work with our native English teachers to make sure the children's minds grow and develop as well as their language which is all part of our school's philosophy.

We help children freely develop and support their progress while doing our best to meet their needs, with face to face interaction, at their level.

Symbiosis of the mind

We value the relationship of every child and help to foster a heart of symbiosis with in our school community.
We are aware of small changes in the children, help children grow, and gently nurture their development.

Heart and caring

We will nurture a rich sense of life from various experiences and new discoveries.
Life in our school helps develop, relationships with friends, cultivates team cooperativeness and social interaction as well as cultivates a heart of compassion.

Challenger's mindset

We foster a heart that encourages the unlimited possibilities of children, advances curiosity, and dares to try new things.
With this, they will develop into strong leaders for the future.

School President: Minoru Kai

Welcome to CGK!
For Educational Breakthroughs

In this rapidly changing world of globalization, I believe that education is becoming even more important.

In our world of globalization, when people are told the word "global", for Japanese people, it sometimes brings up ideas of "language (English)", but for us, it is about education.
At Cosmo Global Kids (CGK), it is not just a language education but rather we will conduct a more comprehensive "global education".

Generosity towards diversity and compassion for differences, creativity and the ability to take action in the face of change, the ability to express oneself, communicate with others, and work together. I believe that these are important not only in the business world, but also in order to lead a happy and prosperous life.

Within 10 to 20 years it is said that about half of the current work will be AIized (automated by machines), and even in the future global society, if you only acquire the specific skill of "language (English)" it is considered insufficient.

At CGK, the students acquire a wide range of "multicultural studies", knowing about our diverse world (places which have different ideas from Japan), at the same time, to nurture a spirit of inquiry will help them to learn and challenge by "active learning".
We aim to nurture the global skills necessary for life-long growth and development for not only during their stay at CGK, but also for their future in our global world.

We believe that education has the power to bring about peace and happiness, and at CGK, we strive to not limit children's potential, but to challenge them to do things they want, and to be a gateway to a world that is bigger than just the school.

Thoughts for opening

School Information

Name Cosmo Global Kids International School
Address 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0011, Japan
Classes 3 year old class, 4 year old class, 5 year old class
Days Monday - Friday
Care hours: 7:30am-7:00pm (School hours: 8:30am-5:00pm)
Holidays Saturdays and Sundays and all Japanese national holidays. We are closed including Golden Week for one week, Obon/Summer holiday for one week, New years for one week, and for the last two days of March.
Kinds of care Monthly care / Extended care
Other Uniform, Lunch, Bus service


3-minute walk from the Minatomirai line Bashamichi station(directly from/to Toyoko line and Fukutoshin line)
5-minute walk from the JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi, Municipal Subway Blue line Sakuragi-cho station and Kannai station


Bus Service

We have bus service in the morning and evening.


Currently we have two buses servicing our students. Please contact us about route details and to check to see if we can accommodate you.

Events Examples


Easter Egg HuntPicnicFarm Visit -Planting-Thanks to the Port FestivalParent Observation, Health Checkup, Parent-Teacher Conference



Italian Restaurant VisitSetsubunParent Observation, Parent-Teacher Conference, English Show

Every Month

SwimmingEvacuation Drill(Fire, Earthquake, Tsunami, Intruder, etc.)


CookingWorkshop, Others



Costs for 2021 and 2022 academic year (consumption tax included)

Age School Tuition Lunch
(snack included)
Total Cost
3 Year Olds 137,500 yen per month 648 yen per day
(About 12,960 yen per month)
About 150,460 yen per month
4 Year Olds
5 Year Olds
  • Admission fee 99,000 yen
  • Extended daycare 550 yen/30minutes
  • Bus service (A)15,400 yen/month (B)11,000 yen/month
    *Depending on the route
  • Swimming Lesson 1,100 yen for each time
    *14 times through a year. Taught by swimming instructors

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