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2. Kindergarten / Accredited Daycare-Kindergartens

INQUIRIES: The Kindergarten of your choice or School Education Division of the City Board of Education Tel 076-443-2135

There are 9 public kindergartens. Seven of them public kindergartens accept children from the age of 3-years-old: such as Tsukioka, Mizuhashi, Osawano Okubo, Osho, Omi, and Hayahoshi. The other public kindergartens, Kureha,Atago, accept children from the age of 4-years-old.
There is one public accredited daycare-kindergarten. The  Shimbo accredited daycare-kindergarten accepts children 3 years old and children between 1 and 2 years whose parents are both working.
Parents are supposed to drop their children off and pick them up in public kindergarten and accredited daycare-kindergarten.

There are 14private kindergartens that start to accept from the day of a child’s 3rd birthday. You can use the complimentary shuttle bus service at most of the kindergartens.

The nursery hours of Kindergartens are shorter than day nurseries. However, most kindergartens provide extended care. Kindergartens start receiving applications in October. lf you want to put your child in a Kindergarten midway through the year, please ask the kindergarten of your choice or School Education Division of the City Board of Education. Application form will be available in September.