Our Goal

Category under Social Welfare ActbBackground of our childcare/educational treatment for children with intellectual disabilities
bOur GoalsbAbout Parent and child attendance/Child solo attendancebThe appearance of our facilities



Category under Social Welfare Act
@Child Development Support Center
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Executive Director
Naomi Tashiro
Joined on April 1st, 1988.
Ms. Tashiro is now the Executive Director of Awaji Kodomoen, after working at Awaji Kodomoen, Kazenoko Sodachien, Awaji Kodomoen, Kazenoko Sodachien, and Work Center Hoshin.
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Background of our childcare/educational treatment for children with intellectual disabilities
@Our corporation started childcare for children with intellectual disabilities in 1971 and has consistently developed various support for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.@We made the shift to gChild Development Support Centerh from gDaycare Center for Children with Intellectual Disabilitiesh in 2012. We have addressed much full support since then.
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Our Goals
@First, even though a child is underdeveloped or has intellectual disabilities, with appropriate support for the child and his/her family, the child can develop in a healthy manner.
@Second, in our center, childcare, social welfare, psychology, and medical care specialists work together in order to address the difficulties of raising, relating to, and communicating with children, and not being able to predict how the child will develop.
@Third, rather than working with children only in a nursery-school setting, we also pay attention to the daily lives of children outside of the nursery school in order to help those children develop better communication with people around them and feel secure.

1DRespecting each child
  • We support each child according to his/her stage of development and disabilities.

  • We would like children to have confidence, high self-esteem, and the ability to communicate their feelings and will, developed through trust-based relationships with adults close to them.

  • Taking a holistic view of children, we support children to grow up with a balance of communication skills, cognitive ability and interests, basic living skills, and athletic ability.

  • Taking a childfs disability into account and avoiding judgments of the child based on what he/she can or cannot do, we care for the child with an eye to the childfs emotional and personal development.
2DCooperating with the childfs family
  • It is very important for us to cooperate with the childfs family in order to support his/her growth.@Rather than unilaterally advising or determining goals for a child, we respect parentsf opinions and consult with them about how to relate to their children and how to create a comfortable environment for them.

  • With the aim of enabling the child to achieve a harmonious existence as a member of his/her family, we focus on a childfs home as his/her social foundation and on support for improved relations between the child and other family members.

  • We consult with families about problems and difficulties they face, we support their efforts to live at ease, and we encourage them to have an optimistic outlook.
3DIn a long-term perspective
  • In order to enjoy a comfortable and lively domestic and community life, it is important while growing up for each child to develop trusting relationships with adults close to the child, and that those relationships serve as support for the childfs own spontaneous interests.

  • We encourage parents to view the child within the larger context of the childfs lifecycle so that the parents donft get overly frustrated with problems they face at specific stages of their childfs life. Furthermore, even after the child graduates we continue to consult with those parents who seek our advice and navigate. the system for them
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About Parent and child attendance/Child solo attendance
Parent and child attendance
  • We ask parents to work with our staff during our educational treatment activities in order to improve their understanding of their child.

  • We give parents support to understand their childfs motives and emotions by observing their childfs facial expressions, gazes, behaviors, etc. so that they are able to provide positive feedback for their child. Our goal is for parents to better understand what their child may be thinking, positively impacting their responses to their childfs behaviors and leading to a more relaxed and constructive environment at home. We simultaneously assist the child to develop trusting relationships with adults. Our objective is that by feeling understood by the adults in their lives, children will be more able to express their feelings in a positive manner.

  • The educational treatment activities attended by parents and staff allow both groups to together follow the childfs continuous development and to adjust the levels of support needed in response to what the child needs at the time.

  • One Saturday each month is a gFathersf Day.h@We give fathers support to build positive relationships with their children. We hold discussions to encourage and deepen exchanges between fathers.

    ¦Not only mothers, but fathers and siblings are welcome at our center, too! Please come!!
Child solo attendance
  • As a result of a trusting relationship with their parents, children expand their interests and experiences, thus enabling them to build relationships with other children and adults. We consider what kind of care and support is necessary for each individual child.

    ¦We consult with parents about when to start solo attendance considering many factors, including whether the child is getting use to both the daily life and staff at the center, if they appear ready to be separated from their parents, and the familyfs overall situation.
Parent and child attendance/Child solo attendance activities
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The appearance of our facilities

Main Entrance, The Arched Sign

Outdoor wooden bulletin board


Playground ‡@


Playground ‡A


The 2nd floor Playroom

A room with an air cleaner and humidifier for
sanitary conditions


Childcare room ‡@


Childcare room ‡A
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Operated by
Social Welfare Corporation SUISEN FUKUSHIKAI
Awaji Kodomoen 5-1-12 Nishi awaji, Higashi yodogawa-ku, Osaka 533-0031
TELF+81-6-6323-6395@ +81-50-3541-8072@FAXF+81-6-6323-2856