Department of Childhood Studies

Department of Childhood Studies

Providing the opportunity to learn in-depth about humanity and society through the eyes of children and with eyes for children.

Nurturing yourself as a well-rounded individual first

Children are the starting point of human life. Accepting children with sincerity is to accept everyone with sincerity, and caring for children, who are the future, is to care for the future of human society. The Department of Childhood Studies believes that individuals involved with children must be alluring individuals equipped with a wealth of cultural accomplishments. Additionally, it places children at the core of a coordinate axis and facilitates learning by questioning the significance of children, humanity, and society through an organically structured three-year curriculum. The curriculum contains wide-ranging courses related to child studies, including growth and development of children and education, welfare, culture, and art, which support growth and development. The Department of Childhood Studies has an excellent framework for learning that can respond adequately to the expectations of those who want to support the growth of children as care providers in kindergartens, daycare centers, and preschools and those who want to work in the areas of welfare, child culture, and art, as well as those who are interested in humanity in general. Also, it prepares students to obtain a Type II Kindergarten Teaching Certificate and Certificate for Nursery Teacher through these learning opportunities.

Educational Features

Children are the starting point of human life. Accepting children with sincerity is to accept everyone with sincerity, and caring for children, who are the future, is to care for the future of human society. The Department of Childhood Studies regards children, the starting point of humans, as the core of a coordinate axis and aims to educate students by raising questions so that they carefully think and learn about humanity and society through an organically structured three-year curriculum. It contains wide ranging courses related to child studies, including growth and development of children and various types of culture and art that support growth and development. Furthermore, it has an excellent framework for learning that can respond adequately to the expectations of those who want to get involved with childcare as a kindergarten or nursery teacher and those who want to work in a profession related to children such as child culture or welfare, as well as those who are interested in humanity in general. Also, this department prepares students to obtain a Type II Kindergarten Teaching Certificate and Certificate for Nursery Teacher through these learning opportunities.

Conceptual diagram of learning at the Department of Childhood Studies

In this three-year program, students will obtain more than 100 credits in specialized courses, the Contemporary Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and core courses.

Conceptual diagram of learning at the Department of Childhood Studies