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Day Care/Child Care for Working Parents
Researched By Cornelia [15 September 2006]

The topic of "Day Care", "Nursery Care", "Child Care", or any other name one may use, is bound to put a parent into a state of anguish! Read on. There is hope, of sorts.

In Japan, most municipal governments run a public day care system. In some places it has been notoriously inadequate at filling the need. Frankly, I think the lack of good day care options is at least 30% responsible for the decline in the birth rate.

Recently there have been some improvements. Though the current system in no way resembles the extensive day care system implemented after the war, there are more options now than there were in 1996, the year my daughter was born.

The following resources can be supplemented at any time by contributions from other parents! If you've done the research, and have it on a computer, please consider allowing us to add it to this web site!

Nursery care in Japan search site: http://www.ehoikuen.net/ (in Japanese only)

Japan With Kids - Hoikuen in Japan (Nursery, Day Care, Child Care)
An Example of a Day Care Policy and Implementation, from Meguro Ward, Tokyo

Japan With Kids - Life at Japanese Public Daycare (Hoikuen)
Summary of an experience with public nursery, mostly in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, organized month by month, over one year.

Japan With Kids - Bunkyo-ku Nurseries
List of daycares both public and private, administered by the Bunkyo Ward governemnt (in Tokyo)

Japan With Kids - Kita-ku Nurseries
List of daycares both public and private, administered by the Kita Ward governemnt (in Tokyo)

Japan With Kids - Toshima-ku Nurseries
List of daycares both public and private, administered by the Toshima Ward governemnt (in Tokyo)


Related links:

Japan With Kids - Forums: Daycare in Japan
Japan With Kids - Forums: Private Daycare -- Hoikuen, Hokushitsu

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