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Nurseries, Schools, etc.

Nurseries are facilities that take care of children from birth until they enter an elementary school in cases where parents are unable to look after their child due to work or illness. In Chofu City, there are 12 municipal nurseries and 16 private nurseries (including Tamagawa Nursery School).There is also a one-day-basis childcare service that provides temporary child care. This service can be used in such cases as when parents need to attend a ceremonial event, etc.

Kindergartens are educational facilities for children from three years of age until entrance to elementary-school age. There are 16 private kindergartens in Chofu City. Usually, kindergartens recruit students every year around October. If you wish to enroll your child (including cases in which you wish to enroll your child in the middle of the school year), please ask the kindergarten of your choice. There are subsidies available in some cases for private kindergarten entrance fees and childcare fees.

Compulsory education in Japan includes six years of elementary school (six to 12 years of age) and three years of junior high school (12 to 15 years of age), for a total of nine years. Although non-Japanese residents are not obliged to send their child to a Japanese school, they can do so if they wish. In this case, an admission application form for foreign residents will be required to file.

Elementary and junior high school are divided into three terms: April through August, September through December, and January through March. You can transfer your child from one school to another in the course of the school year.

Reference:Admission application for foreign resident (Chofu City)

UCE has a nursing school which is called "UEC hoikuen Donguri" on campus. Please refer to the following URL for further details:
(Japanese Only) http://www.ge.uec.ac.jp/nursery_donguri/

Created: March 30, 2010 / Last modified:June 16, 2014