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Department of Early Childhood Care and Education

Department of Early Childhood Care and Education

Strategic Vision

Nayoro City University aims to open a new era in caregiving and, though small, strives to be a shining example of excellence in the field.

Mission Statement

・ Nayoro City University Junior College seeks to train skilled specialists in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education with a broad range of knowledge in the liberal arts.
・ Nayoro City University Junior College strives to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in local communities.

Educational Goals

  The Department of Early Childhood Care and Education of Nayoro City University Junior College has the following as its educational goals:
・ While promoting a deeper understanding of a wide variety of children and people, we aim to nurture students’ own humanity and professional competence in the field.
・ We take a social view of Early Childhood Care and Education and strive to instill students with a humanism that will form the basis for their engagement in providing better lives and developmental support for children.
・ The Department of Early Childhood Care and Education seeks to cultivate hearts and minds that are both strong and flexible, as well as an independence that is founded on an ability to contribute to one’s community. 

Educational Policies and Principles

・ Classes in the first year of study are conducted according to a curriculum constituting a mix of general and specialized subjects designed to stimulate motivation to learn.
・ Small class sizes with a focus on the individual cultivate a desire to learn.
・ Local human and natural resources are incorporated in the educational program.
・ Contemporary social issues are regularly addressed in the classroom.

Admission Policy

  The Department of Early Childhood Care and Education accepts students with a positive attitude towards both study and extracurricular activities who have a broad concept of society and aim to become a childcare professional.