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Update:November 17, 2016

Authorized day care centers/ Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care/ Community-based childcare programs/ Kindergartens

Day care centers/Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care (day care center section)/Community-based childcare programs

Day care centers are facilities that provide daytime care for infants and other preschool children (Community-based childcare programs: up to three years old) whose parents require care be taken of them due to work, illness or other reasons. Details including consultation services on admission and reception of enrollement applications can be found at the health center in each ward (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-medical).

The Cheerful Ward Day Care & Child-raising Support Center (http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-childcare-support) and some nursery centers, kindergardens and approved child institutions provide childcare services on a daily basis (reservations are required). Fees vary depending on the ages of the children and the reasons for using the service. Please apply directly to the temporary childcare facility you wish to use.

Information on registering for day care centers etc.

The Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation provides information on day care center programs and the registration process online at the following website: http://www.plaza-sapporo.or.jp/files/ChildcareFacApplication.pdf (English)

Kindergartens, Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care (kindergarten section)

Kindergartens are educational facilities for preschool children ages of three and up. One-, two- or three-year education programs are available at municipal and private kindergartens. Qualified approval may be required to enroll in some kindergartens. For details, call the Sapporo City Call Center (page. http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/information/citizen-contact-center.html).

Sapporo Childcare Information (Sapporo Kosodate Navi)

The City of Sapporo offers useful information on pregnancy, birth, and child raising on the website below.
Sapporo Kosodate Navi http://www.city.sapporo.jp/kodomo/kosodate/ (Japanese)

 

Childcare Guide

The online booklet “Sapporo Childcare Guide” details the systems in place for child-raising in Sapporo and related facilities.
http://www.city.sapporo.jp/koho/pamphlet/ (Japanese)
 http://www.plaza-sapporo.or.jp/files/childcareguide.pdf (English)

 

 

 

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