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Kindergarten, Elementary/Middle School, Childcare Clubs


Kindergartens are fundamentally recognized as "schools" by the School Education Law, and like elementary/middle schools, are an educational institution where qualified teachers, teach. The primary differences between kindergartens and daycare centers are shown below.



(educational institute)


(child welfare facility)

Staff requirements

Kindergarten teaching license

Nursing staff qualification


3 y.o. ~ pre-school age

0 y.o. ~ pre-school age with unavailable guardian

Session length

Usually 4 hours

Usually 11 hours

Please go here for kindergarten enrolments.

Please go here for elementary and middle school information

Childcare Clubs

This is a place where elementary school students with working parents can be left during the daytime, afterschool, and school holidays.


Childcare Division 

TEL 099-216-1258

FAX 099-216-1284

Child Policy Division
TEL 099-216-1259
FAX 099-216-1284