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Establishment of Early Childhood Education Research Center

Early Childhood Education Research Center was newly established in April 2016 to implement effective research activities in regard to early childhood education (Director, Shigenori TAGUCHI).

With an increased interest in early childhood education policy at home and abroad, we have been proceeding discussions of the improvement of quality of the early childhood education and the charge-free of it.

In the report of “Committee to Prepare the Research Study Hub for Early Childhood Education(provisional translation)(March 2016),” which was arranged by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), it is required to prepare the research study hub as a nation, and we are assumed to play a role as the national research study hub in regard to early childhood education.

At this center, we will 1) implement the research study on the early childhood education, 2) build research networks with research institutes inside and outside, local governments and kindergartens, 3) disseminate research achievements to local governments and kindergarten officials.

Early Childhood Education Research CenterHP  http://www.nier.go.jp/youji_kyouiku_kenkyuu_center/y_index.html