Hi, I'm Jesse Reitzin and I'm from Australia. I've been living in Japan for nearly 20 years and I have twin girls who are now 13 years old. I have always had an interest in the early years and now it is my pleasure to be running both MIK After School and Saturday School programs.
Here at MIK, we approach the early years in accordance with pedagogues such as, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and others who understood that in the human experience there are clear stages of neurological and cognitive development. We understand that it is vitally important to raise and educate children in a way that compliments this development. Age appropriate learning is paramount, and to stay on the right track we are keen observers of the children's preferences and aptitudes. Children who attend After School and Saturday School have the chance to learn while they play in accordance with child centered theory.