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Website on parenting for foreign residents

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Kanagawa International Foundation made some short movies about "Parenting in Japan" as follows.

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Expanded Free Preschool and Daycare

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The free preschool and daycare expansion will begin in October 2019. Please contact the establishment directly or your city hall to find out the extent and conditions of the expansion, since they vary depending on the establishment.
In the case of kindergartens (yochien), daycares (hoikuen), certified centers for early childhood education and care (nintei kodomoen), and other establishments
Free for children in classes for 3- to 5-year-olds. In the case of children from 0 to 2 years of age, free for households exempt from paying residence tax.
In the case of daycare services provided by a kindergarten
You must get a proof of required daycare services from your city or town of residence. Using kindergarden’s services and depending on the number of days of use, fees up to a maximum of \11,300 per month may be waived for daycare services.
In the case of unlicensed daycares
You must get a proof of required daycare services from your city or town of residence. Fees up to \37,000 per month may be waived for children from 3 to 5 years of age. In the case of children from 0 to 2 years of age from households exempt from paying residence tax, fees up to \42,000 per month may be waived.
Support for children with disabilities of preschool age
Free for children from 3 to 5 years of age who receive developmental support for children with disabilities of preschool age.

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Vaccination

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Please check the website of the Vaccination Research Center.

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Please let us know immediately if you suspect child abuse.

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Child abuse hotline(24-hour service)
 Dial : 077-562-8996(Japanese)
Chuo kodomo katei sodan center (Central Family Consulting Center)
 7-4-45 Kasayama, Kusatsu City  TEL: 077-562-1121
Hikone kodomo katei sodan center (Hikone Family Consulting Center)
 932-1 Koizumi-cho, Hikone City TEL: 0749-24-3741
Otsu・Takashima kodomo katei sodan center(Otsu and Takashima Family Consulting Center)
 4-4-5 Nionohama, Otsu City  TEL: 077-548-7768
児童相談所全国共通ダイヤル(24時間対応)
Dial : 189 (Japanese)