Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike visited a ECEC Centre in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, which provides a unique childcare that nurtures independence, with the aim of education that utilizes the individuality and potentials of children.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, in its long-term strategic vision showing the vision of Tokyo aimed at the 2040s, advocates the realization of education that makes use of the individuality and potential of children, and inspections are being conducted to examine the future of education.
ECEC Center Shinjuku Seiga, which Governor Koike inspected, provides childcare that nurtures independence, such as adopting “Watch, Wait and Respond-Mimamoru Childcare” where teachers do not intervene too much.
Governor Koike explained that children from 3 to 5 years old were in the same class, and that they were allowed to choose the play they wanted to do, and that when fighting occurred, children were encouraged to solve each other.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will introduce these efforts to other gardens in the future, and will use it as a reference when considering how to educate children.