Himawari 2020-2021 School Year Accepting Applications

Himawari Preschool is now accepting applications for new preschoolers at our unique Japanese childhood immersion preschool for the 2020-21 school year!

The early childhood years are a special time of growing, where children can learn through play and natural social activities about themselves and the world of others around them.  Here at Himawari Preschool, we give children the opportunity to grow also as “citizens of the world”.  In our complete Japanese immersion environment, American kids can learn about socializing and playing with their new Japanese friends, as well as grow naturally in their vocabulary, cultural knowledge, and self-confidence.

Our teachers, professionals with teaching experience in both Japan and America, bring the Japanese perspective on learning to grow up here to the US, creating a wonderful blend of the best of both cultures.  Himawari kids not only get to enjoy all the main US holidays and festivities, but also those from Japan as well!  Also, our teachers bring art activities unique to Japanese culture direct to the classrooms, and using musical instruments bring the songs and games of Japan here to Michigan as well.  There is no other place from the east to the west coasts of America where a child can truly grow to know and love Japan such as here.

『LEARNING THROUGH PLAY』– our philosophy is that play is the natural way for preschool children to learn about themselves, their friends and their environment.  Below are some of the ways that we create that play space:

Activities:  Japanese songs, hand play, picture books, origami, Japanese traditional children’s games, word games, Music activities, exercise (jump rope, mats, balls), outside play, crafts, cooking, number play, Rhythmic, fun with English, literacy
Japanese events:   Children’s Day, Tanabata, 7-5-3 kimono, New Year’s making Mochi, Setsubun, Girl’s Day, Fall Festival (Matsuri)
American events:  Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day
School events:  Art Fair, Sports Day, Birthday Parties (monthly), Field Trips,


2020-21 School Year

3 years old and up
*Please make sure your child is toilet-trained before coming to school (we can also accept children a little younger than 3 years old on a case-by-case basis)
Hours of
Monday ~ Friday, 9:00AM ~ 3:00PM (doors open 8:50)
*Families can choose 3, 4 or 5 days of attendance per week (subject to availability)
*3 day schedules are: Tue-Thr-Fri for children who are 3 yrs old on or before Sept 1 2020, Mon-Wed-Fri for children who are 4 yrs old on or before Sept 1 2020
*4 day schedules are: Mondays through Thursdays
*On Fridays, all students are in mixed-age class groups
Registration Please fill out the student registration form on the Himawari Preschool website –>>HERE<<–,  and send or bring to the address below, with the registration fee ($60).
Address: Himawari  Preschool  36611 Curtis Road Livonia, MI 48152
Check payable to: Himawari  Preschool LLC

《OPENING DAY CEREMONY》Monday August 24, 2020

<2020-21 Tuition>

◇ The school year is divided in 6 roughly equal attendance periods (see website calendar).  Children can start at any one of these periods (depending on space availability).

  3 days/week 4 days/week 5 days/week
Registration fee (yearly) $60 $60 $60
Tuition $6120 ($1020 x 6) $7740 ($1290 x 6) $9180 ($1530 x 6)
Bus fee RT $1680 ($280 x 6) $2040 ($340 x 6) $2400 ($400 x 6)
Bus fee (1-way) $1050 ($175 x 6) $1290 ($215 x 6) $1500 ($250 x 6)


<Himawari Bus Information> (see website for route map)

  AM PM Bus Stop
Commerce 8:05 3:40 UA Artists theater
14 Mile Rd & Haggerty
Novi/Wixom 8:20 3:55 Park & Ride Wixom
I-96 & Beck Road
Himawari 8:45 3:20  

☆Families may choose one-way or round trip.
☆Like tuition, bus fees are not calculated daily and are only available as a service per tuition period
☆Intermittent bus riders enrolled at Himawari Preschool may use the bus, subject to available space.
☆Schedule may change depending on construction, weather, etc.

<Before &After care programs> (see parent handbook for additional fee)

Before Care times:     7:45 – 9:00am
After Care times:      3:00 – 6:15pm


Himawari Preschool

A licensed preschool providing Japanese language and culture in Michigan since 2004.

『Learning through Play』

Phone:       (734)266-0611
Website: www.himawaripreschool.org
Email:        info@himawaripreschool.org

Address:   36611 Curtis Road, Livonia, MI 48152
(Taylor Elementary Building, Livonia Public Schools)
(Co-located with Niji-Iro Elementary program)