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Hoikuen entrance application by January

There are two kinds of nursery schools for children before school in Japan, Hoikuen(Nursery school) and Yochien(Kindergarten).

Yochien, almost all children can enter (aged 3 and above). Hoikuen, with longer nursery time, has conditions to enter. Admission age depends on each Hoikuen.

Your child needs to hold true about at least one of the conditions below.

・      Both of parents have permanent jobs.

・      Guardians are unable to care the child due to a baby delivery or disease.

・      Guardians are unable to care the child due to care of the sick for long time.

You can get an application form in Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city office, Hoikuen, General service center (Face building), the branch offices and the liaison offices. Submit the form and other necessary documents to Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city office or Hoikuen. If you submit to Hoikuen, you should call the Hoikuen in advance.

In addition, you need to take your child with you because an interview is required.

Application should be done before the date below for the children who want to enter Hoikuen in April of 2010.

Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city office by January 29, 2010(Fri)

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 - 17:00. (Closed on public holiday)

Hoikuen by January 25, 2010(Mon)

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 - 17:00, Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 (Closed on public holiday)

The city will decide and inform to the admitted applicants at the beginning of March. Not all children are of same fee. It depends on family’s income of the previous year. The city will notify it in mid of April.

Although many people want to send their children to Hoikuen now, it is quite difficult to be admitted.

For queries of application and others, call Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city office.(tel.047-436-2330)


船橋市国際交流協会   船橋市湊町2丁目10番25号  TEL:047-436-2083  FAX:047-436-2089