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CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GARCIA
This is a small Korean daycare/preschool across the street from the Korean War Memorial Museum behind the little playground on the corner. There are a handful of American kids in the school, but it is a Korean school and all the instruction is in Korean. (There are one or two English speaking teachers though). While this would probably be considered a day care, they do songs, crafts, learn letters and shapes. Go on field-trips, etc.
Parent take: It’sa very warm and loving school. My daughter never likes being dropped off anywhere without her brother, but never has a problem here. The teacher sends home a little notebook each day with what she did/needs (in Korean) and explains to me in English at the door. Every month I get a thick packet of my daughter’s crafts and pictures they took of her at school throughout the month. So close to base, great price and hours. CONS: Seems to always be a waiting list here.
Contact: 02.790.9020 (Korean only. Better to visit the school.)
Ages: American age 2yo-4yo
Hours: About 8:30am-about 6pm (but most parents pick up by about 4pm). You can pickup / dro-off whatever hours you choose.
Cost: 373,000KRW/month (includes special classes like Korean music, building class, English class.
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