|Abbreviated name NPO Kosodate Shinagawa.
1-28-4, Koyamadai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL : 03-5759-8081 FAX : 03-5759-8082
Representative director Kazuhide-Matsuo
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
|The organization which enables the management of
"new education & protection "
for the infants from birth up to entering school.
Infants Disadvantaged by Changes in Child Rearing
Along with the increasing tendency for women to have fewer children and more social
obligations, child rearing for infants has been greatly changing.
For example, time spent in daycare has become longer because more infants are left at
nursery schools day and night.
They are left earlier and earlier because nursery schools accept more infants up to age
one and kindergartens accept more children ages two and three.
Child rearing depends upon these institutions on one hand; however on the other hand,
infants are deprived of the opportunity to play together with children of different ages.
2). A Distorted Phenomenon That Parents Cannot Experience
Child Rearing Because of Their Dependence on Nursery Institutions
Longer time spent at nursery schools from an earlier age and the subsequent dependency
on nursery institutions will deprive parents of the joy and pain in directly experiencing
Moreover, this lack of experience together with excessive information about child rearing
makes parents uneasy about their child rearing.
This problem often results in child abuse.
As a whole, families are losing the power to raise children and are having fewer choices in
rearing and educating them.
3). Progress and Problems in Unifying Such Nursery Institutions as
Kindergartens and Nursery Schools
The boundary between kindergarten and nursery school has become less clear as the
Government implemented various measures including "The Angel Plan." However, the
unification has not progressed as expected due to the different legal positions held by
the Education Ministry and the Welfare and Labor Ministry.
This difference is referred to as "difficulty and limits of the vertically divided administration.
" The Government has not yet satisfied the actual needs of children and parents.
4). Development and Problems for Kindergartens to Function as
Child Rearing Support Institutions
Private kindergartens in Shinagawa pioneered the research on "The Project of Child
Rearing Support," and have been undertaking the "Azukari-Hoiku" (Overtime Nursing)
and the "Open School & Garden" programs.
These undertakings, however, are oriented mainly for guardians including mothers, not
directly for the purpose of supporting the healthy development of infants.
They are, in fact, in financial difficulties.
Experiment through Which Respective Merits Are
New Way of Educating and Protecting Infants and
Management Breaking Down the Wall between Public and
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