A series of discussions of issues surrounding the international early childhood education community in Japan.
Licensing and Authorization
In Episode 3, Licensing and Authorization, we cover the different types of early childhood care facilities in Japan and the different levels of licenses for operating schools. We also discuss the question, what is a hoikushi? And how to become a licensed hoikushi?
Learning Through Play
In this episode we focus on the role of "play" in the classroom. Play means many things to different people. What is your working definition of play? And how is it defined in your setting? We also discuss rough and risky play, and talk about the role of play in developing executive functions.