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Mother and Child Health Handbook

Takamatsu City Hoken Center (Sakura-cho 1-chome TEL (087)839-2363)

A Mother and Child Health Handbook and a Health Checkup Coupon for Pregnant Women will be given to pregnant women who have registered their pregnancy at any health center, health station, citizens' consultation desk, branch office, or liaison office.

Papa Mama Class, Childrearing Class

Takamatsu City Hoken Center (Sakura-cho 1-chome TEL (087)839-2363)

The following programs are held at the Takamatsu City Hoken Center:

Program Details
First-time Papa Mama Class A class for couples expecting their first child which includes practice and study about the role of the father and childrearing. 
Hagukumi (Nurturing) Class This is a group workshop focusing on baby's nutrition education and baby food for mothers of infants aged four to seven months.
Dental care class for parents and children Small children and their guardians have a dental exam and consultation in order to help prevent cavities.

Other Programs

All health centers and health stations provide health checks and consultations for babies.

"Hello Baby" Program

Takamatsu City Hoken Center (Sakura-cho 1-chome TEL (087)839-2363)

When a bay is born, a heath nurse or maternity nurse will visit every parent and baby at home and offer health consultation. Send a postcard of "Hello Baby " Program in the Maternal and Child Health Guidebook or fill out a birth slip at the counter when you notify the birth.

Enrolling Your Child in Daycare.

Administration Section of the Center for Early Childhood Education and Care(6th Floor, Window 25 TEL (087)839-2358),
any branch office (except Yamada)

If all of the child's guardians including grandparents are unable to take care of the child for one of the following reasons, the child may be accepted into daycare:

  • Working during the day (Over four hours per day, four or more days per week).
  • Mother is pregnant, or has just had a baby (Up to four months after the birth).
  • Childcare is difficult due to illness or disability.
  • Guardian is taking care of a person living in the home who has a long-term illness or disability.
* There are 77 daycares (37 public, 40 private) in the city.
For more information on location, enrolment methods, daycare costs, nighttime childcare, and special childcare, contact the Childcare Division.

Care for Sick Children

Section for Assistance in Raising Children(6th Floor, TEL (087839-2354)

Nurses and nursery staff at care facilities for sick or recovering children will take care of sick or recovering children on behalf of their parents in the case of unavoidable situations, such as jobs or ceremonial obligations.

[Facilities]

  • Tobiume Pediatric Hospital Sick Child Care Room "Kodomo no Ie"
    (Fuseishi-cho 1352-7 TEL (087)865-3111)
  • Nishioka Hospital Sick Child Care Room "Rainbow Kids"
    (Terai-cho 1385-10 TEL (087)885-2863)
  • Kobayashi Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospital Sick Child Care Room "Sukoyaka Room"
    (Yajimanishi-cho 2474-1 TEL (087)844-8156)
  • Heiwa Kodomo Clinic "Hato Poppo" Child Care for Sick Children
    (Ritsurin-cho, 1 cho me 4-11 Tel.835-2026)
  • Hara Kodomo Center Convalescent Childcare Room*Only for recovering children
    (Mure-cho Hara 570-1 TEL )087)845-0234)

Other Programs

Children's Center (jidokan), After School Children's Club - Children's Rearing Support and Welfare Section
   See the "Education" section for more information on after-school programs for children whose parents can not be at home with them after school because of work or other reasons.
Infant Medical Expenses Support - Children's Rearing Support and Welfare Section, or any branch office or field office
Use of Childbirthing Facilities, Placement in Mother and Child Support Facilities - Children's Rearing Support and Welfare Section, Children's Safety Desk (6th Floor TEL )087)839-2384)

Places of Assembly

Section for Assistance in Raising Children(6th Floor, TEL (087839-2354)

These gathering places are for parents of infants and children to gather and enjoy each other's company in a relaxed environment. They can also get information about childrearing and receive information about many aspects of raising children.

Target Group: Mainly children aged 0 to 3 and their guardians.

Facility Name Hours
Kosodate "Hotto" Station Mokomoko
(Kamino-cho 2-chome 9-23 TEL (087)868-2251)
Monday to Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Wahaha Hiroba Takamatsu
(Daiku-machi 1-4 TEL (087)822-5582)
Monday to Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Kosodate Hiroba "Orugoru"
Aji-cho 156-36 TEL (087)871-3503
Monday to Saturday
9:30 - 14:30
Oyako Hiroba Hinatabokko
(Kasuga-cho 1176 TEL (087)843-8255
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Himawari House Tokotoko
(Shutsusaku-cho 382-1 TEL (087)816-7700)
Monday to Friday
9:30 - 15:30
Haiji no Mori
(Tahi Kamimachi 1622-12 TEL 090-3786-7439)
Tuesday to Saturday
9:30 - 15:30
Kosodate Hotto Station
Yuyu Hiroba (Yashimanishi-machi 2479-12 TEL(087) 841-8270)
Monday to Friday
9:30 - 15:30

Regional Childrearing Support Centers

Administration Section of the Center for Early Childhood Education and Care (6th Floor TEL (087)839-2358)
Section for Assistance in Raising Children (6th Floor TEL (087)839-2354)

The following are all places like daycares, health centers, and pediatric clinics which have gathering places for children that are open at least five days per week, where children can play with toys and with the other children who use the facility.

Facility Name Hours
Koumagumi
(Gobo-machi 2-2, inside Takamatsu Hoikuen, TEL (087)821-5241)
Tuesday to Saturday
9:00 - 18:00
Ohisama Hiroba
(Imazato-cho 1-chome 7-2, inside Kobushi imazato Hoikuen, TEL (087)834-1946)
Monday to Saturday
8:30 - 17:00
Pinocchio Childrearing Support Center
(Nishikasuga-cho 1418-6, TEL (087)867-7044)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 14:00
Ota Nishi Hoikuen Regional Childrearing Support Center "Angel House"
(Otashimo-machi 2025, TEL (087)866-9117)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Kasuga Hoikuen Regional Childrearing Support Center
(Kasuga-cho 1287-1, TEL (087)841-1920)
Monday to Friday, Third Saturday of each month
9:00 - 16:00
Saikoji Hoikusyo Regional Childrearing Support Center "Asyoka"
(Maedanishi-machi 167-1, TEL (087)847-6237)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 15:00
Kanan Hoikuen Regional Childrearing Support Center
(Busshozan-cho Ko 745-2, TEL (087)889-1059)
Monday to Saturday and Holidays
10:00 - 16:00
Enzahyakka Hoikuen Childrearing Support Center
(Enza-cho 1478-1, TEL (087)885-0907)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Sumireoyakonohiroba
(Sogawahigashi-machi 556-1, Inside Sumire Hoikuen, TEL (087)848-0806)
Monday to Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Sakuranbo
(Kagawa-cho Asano 834-1, Inside Sansan Hoikuen, TEL (087)888-6333)
Monday to Friday
8:30 - 17:30
Miyoshi Hoikuen Childrearing Support Center "Alice no Ie"
(Kokubunji-cho Aihara 80, TEL (087)874-1009)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 15:00
Izumi Hoikuen Childrearing Support Center "Kodomo Dome"
(Kokubunji-cho Nii 281-1, inside Izumi Hoikuen, TEL (087)875-0882)
Monday to Saturday
9:00 - 16:00
Donguri no Mori
(Kokubunji-cho, Fukeko 1946-3, inside Minori Hoikuen, TEL (087)874-4309)
Monday to Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Mure Kosodate Fureai Center
(Mure-cho, Mure 401, inside Yaguri Hoikusho, TEL (087)845-0033)
Monday to Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Nishioka Iin Regional Childrearing Support Center
(Terai-cho 1385-10, inside Nishioka Iin, TEL (087)885-8740)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Childrearing Support Center
"Sawayaka Kids Center"
(Kagawa-cho, Asano 1256-1, inside Kagawa Hoken Center, TEL (087)879-0371)
Monday to Friday
9:00 - 16:00

Takamatsu Family Support Center

Children's Rearing Support and Welfare Section (6th Floor TEL (087)839-2354)

People in the area who "want to help with childrearing" and "want help with childrearing" can become members, and help each other out with occasional child minding on a paid volunteer basis.

We can help with the following:

  • Taking children to and from daycare and caring for them afterwards.
  • Taking care of children when a parent is sick or has to go to a ceremonial function.
  • Taking care of infants when it would be difficult to take them along (ie. to a hospital or open house day at school.)
  • Taking care of children when a parent is looking for work or doing work training.
  • Taking care of children when a parent needs a break (ie. going to a movie)

Costs - per child

Time period Price
Monday to Friday, 7:00 - 19:00  700 yen per hour
Monday to Friday, outside the above hours  800 yen per hour
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, from December 29 to January 3  800 yen per hour

Various Benefits

Section of Children and Families(6th Floor, Window 26 TEL (087)839-2353)

There are a variety of benefits available, including Child Allowance, Childcare Allowance, Special Childcare Allowance, Welfare Loans for Widows and Single Mothers, Single Mother Household Independence Support Funding, Single Mother Household Child Welfare Funding, and Medical Cost Assistance for Single Mother Households.
For details, contact the section of Children and Families.

Various Consultation Services

  • Children's Centers and After School Children's Clubs.
    The Section for Assistance in Raising Children (6st Floor, TEL (087)839-2354)
  • Infant Medical Expenses Support
    The Section of Children and Families (6th Floor, TEL (087)839-2353) and each branch office or liaison office
  • managing maternity facility use and placement in mother and child support facilities
    The Section for Assistance in Raising Children's Counseling Office for Women & Children(6th Floor, TEL (087)839-2384)
  • Consultations for households with children and for women (concerning child abuse, domestic violence, etc.)
    Section for Assistance in Raising Children's Counseling Office for Women & Children (6st Floor, TEL (087)839-2384)
  • Consultations for single-parent family self-support and job searches.
    The Section of Children and Families(6st Floor, TEL (087)839-2353)
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