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Mission Statement

Raicho Hoikuen is committed to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for infants through preschool children. Our objective is to provide educational and outdoor experience that promotes every child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We provide child a comfortable nature environment and food that are cooked in fresh with natural ingredients. We understand and respect every child’s needs and provide professional care to your child.

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Parent Resources

At Raicho Hoikuen, our commitment to our families is to enhance the development growth and learning experience of every child within a nurturing daycare environment. We accomplish this by providing quality programs that foster self-esteem and encourage curiosity.

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★WE offer your child large doses of love, caring and understanding daily in an atmosphere that emphasize learning through play in the woods, fields, and places in the building and outdoors.

★WE give your child a unique daycare experiences filled with opportunities to explore the world by having tea ceremony classes, dance programs, Koto (Japanese instrument) classes, English classes, gymnastic programs, and flower arranging experiences.

★WE build your child a self-esteem and honesty by introducing Zen Buddhism. Through Zen Buddhism, our goal for every child is to be thankful for what you are and what you have, to have a healthy spirits mind and body, to be caring of others, to be warm hearted, and try new things to help your child’s growth.

★WE grow our own vegetables on our farms and cook them by ourselves. Through this experience, we learn how the vegetables grow and how to harvest. We can also appreciate food and thank the blessings of nature.

★WE provide your child fresh home-made lunch and snacks each day. We have 4 staff members who cook in our kitchen. We make soup with our original natural broth. We make our original menu that provides your child with all natural products and ingredients. If your child has an allergy, please consult with your home doctor so that we can provide non-allergy meal.

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Raicho Hoikuen was established officially by the late Zen monk and his wife from Jizoin temple on April 1st , 1979. We have been raising children with love and care with the spirit of Zen Buddhism.
If you would like to know more about us, please come visit us and play with us before registering. We take babies from 2 months old to 6 years old preschoolers. There are about 15 children in each class.

Open hours Extra hours with 200yen 30minutes
64 hours working time a month 8:00-16:00 7:00-8:00
120 hours working time a month 7:30-18:30 7:00-7:30

We are open for 12 hours from 7 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday
We are open for 11 hours from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM Saturdays
We are closed on Sundays and national holidays

You will be qualified to register・・・
※If both parents work over 64 hours a month, you are eligible to enroll your child at Hoikuen.
※If mom is pregnant (you need to show your baby’s check- up records)
※If you are sick, (you need a physical record from the doctor that shows you are not able to take care of your child during the daytime)
※If you are a full-time student, (you need a proof of student)
※If you are job hunting (You need to find a job within 3 months)

The enrollment contract is made between Nagano City and the parents.

Your payments will be withdrawn by Nagano City.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us during open hours. We have a person assists you in English.
Pleease Call 026-296-7428

TEL 026-296-7428
開所時間 7:00~19:00