Good evening, this is lenore!
Today, I want to write about “Other Ryouiku where I also visited, and Jukyusyashou which I needed before attending to Ryouiku.”
I searched for some Ryouiku in a distance we can easily go from my house. And I called one Ryouiku that looked the best and made an appointment for a tour.
When I actually visit the place, it had a atmosphere of like a small nursery school.
There was a big swing hanging from the ceiling and also had a big mirror on the wall. I felt “My daughter would love these things!!"
Just as I expected, my daughter seemed to be having a great time✨
What I also felt when I saw the teachers was that they were very considerate of the children who attended.
When a child with hearing sensitivity did not like the small sound of the music box music and held his ears, the teacher said, “I’m sorry," and immediately turned off the music.
And the biggest deciding factor was the words of the teacher who was in charge.
For example, if a child gets up from his or her stand and walk around during dinner, I would not say, “Don’t do that!" but rather, “Standing up is not the right thing to do right now.
I realized that the teachers were not denying the children themselves, but just teaching them the right thing to do now.
And I decided, “My daughter seems to be having fun, so I choose this Ryouiku!"
My daughter is now in two Ryouiku
After the tour, my daughter started attending two different Ryouiku.
●In a style of Ryouiku that only children attend, such as nursery school or kindergarten, we parents cannot learn how to treat our daughter at home.
（This may be possible if the place has good time for parent-teacher conferences and good communication notes with the teachers.）
●With only the type of one-on-one individual Ryouiku that my daughter and I go to together, there are few opportunities for the children to interact with each other. AND! there is NO time for my own time. Zero 😨.
…So, it’s not like I can’t go to both of them, so I decided to adjust and go to both.
Jukyusyashou which I needed before attending to Ryouiku
※This is a record of 2018 in the prefecture where I live. I think it’s a good idea to check with the municipal office or website of the city or town where you live for details.
In order to attend a child development support facility (Ryoiku), it would be better for you to apply for a Jukyusyashou at the municipal office at first.
（Jukyusyashou is like a note to prove “I go to A Ryouiku about B days a week."）
By having Jukyusyashou, can get subsidies for facility fees that would normally be 70,000 or 80,000 yen, and the actual amount I pay to the facility can be reduced to about 5,000 yen.
And that amount will never go above the limit, no matter how many sessions you attend or how many days you attend.
※From October 2019, the Ryouiku that my daughter attends will be free of charge. In Japanese, we say it “Musyouka".
I first learned about this “Never go above the limit" Style, not from the municipal office’s website or the explanation from the person in charge of the program, but from a teacher at Ryouiku center I toured.
If I could use such a system, it would be less confusing for our daughter to go to an individual Ryouiku and a group Ryouiku of completely different types. Rather than going to similar types of Ryouiku.
So I decided to go to 2 Ryouiku!
No one will tell you if you don’t ask, or if someone doesn’t tell you, you don’t even know it exists in the first place…This is often the case when looking for Ryouiku.
Also need a Plan.
And before I can actually go to Ryouiku, I have to make goals and plans. Such as “A is a little difficult for this girl right now, but I’d like to aim for a like B."
“Do I have to make my own plan?" If you are wondering, Please don’t worry.
Some child development support facilities also offer planned consultation support, which can be created through interviews and consultations with support counselors.
I’ll write more about this making-a-plan next time!
Thank you very much for reading this article☆