1-1-1. Kagamiyama,
Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima
739-8524

+81-82-424-4388 +81-82-424-5261

Greetings from the Director

YOKEN, also known as the Research Institute of Early Childhood Education, is one of the most specialized and long-established research institutes in Japan, with a 55-year history. It is dedicated to comprehensive, empirical, and interdisciplinary research dealing with early childhood education, especially from the viewpoints of both pedagogy and psychology.

The YOKEN staff consists of a director (concurrent position), three professors, an associate professor, and a research assistant. There are also five research fellows from within Hiroshima University, and six research fellows based outside the school. Involving undergraduate and postgraduate students, a large number of research endeavors is undertaken: for example, the expertise of nursery teachers, collaboration between kindergartens, preschools, and elementary schools, and childcare support.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your interest in YOKEN, the Research Institute of Early Childhood Education.

Shinichiro SUGIMURA,
Director,
Research Insutitute of Early Childhood Education,
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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