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 For Children and Childrearing Families 子どもと家庭のために

 

* Supports for Children
  
児童のために

* Supports for Single Parent Families
  
ひとり親家庭のために

* Services for Childrearing Families

   子育て支援

* Children’s Centers
  
児童館

* Child Care Institutions
  
保育所

Benefits Section (給付係),

Child Support Section (子ども支援係)

Child Support Division (子ども支援課)

Child Care Section (保育係)

Child Care for Healthy Growth Division
(すこやか課)

 

Misato City Hall, Call: 048-953-1111

<Support Program for a Child>

Child Allowance

This allowance is granted to a person bringing up a child before finishing junior high school. If you are eligible and wish to receive the allowance, file an application or a ‘genkyo todoke’ (notice of your current status).

 

Medical Expense Subsidy for a Child

Misato City subsidizes the copayment of medical expenses for a child before finishing junior high school.

<Support Program for a Single Parent Family Rearing a Child>

Child-rearing Allowance

The child-rearing allowance is provided to a single mother or father who is rearing a child whose livelihood is separated from his/her father or mother due to death or divorce, or a person who is rearing a child whose father or mother is disabled. Income limits and other restrictions apply.  (Eligibility period: Until March 31st after the child’s 18th birthday, or his/her 20th birthday if the child is disabled.)

 

Medical Expenses Subsidy for a Single Parent Family

Medical Expenses Subsidy for Single Parent Family

Misato City subsidizes the copayment of medical expenses borne by a single parent family or a person who is rearing a child on behalf of his/her parents. This is an income-tested benefit.

 

Entering School Subsidy for a Child of a Single Parent Family

This subsidy is offered to a single parent who has a child entering a junior high school and when the household is not levied municipal tax.

 

Welfare Loan for a Single Parent Family

The welfare loan is available to a single parent bringing up a child, aiming to assist his/her financial self-reliance or improve the child’s welfare. The loan should finance such as school fee, expenses for entering school, occupational training or relocation.

 

Education and Training Subsidy for Financial Self-reliance / Subsidy for Promoting Higher Occupational Training

When a mother or a father of a single parent family attends a training school or institution to acquire a qualification for the purpose to find a work or prepare for a higher career, Misato City subsidizes the expense.

 

<Support Program for Child Rearing Family>

General Counter for Supporting Child Rearing Family

The general counter collects and provides information about various services offered in the city to support child rearing family. If you have any concerns or inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us. You can consult on your concern, and if it is necessary, you will be introduced to an adequate organization or specialist who can support you.

General Counter for Supporting Child Rearing Family

048-930-7785

Counseling Service for Raising Children

People who have children up to the age of 17 can consult a counselor about raising children.

Counseling Service for Raising Children

048-930-7786

 

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is a community based network to provide support to families raising children. Both those who would like to help with child care and those who need assistance with child care can become a member. 

You can use this paid service at the following occasions:

*When you need someone to take care of your child before or after the service hours of your child care institution such as child care center, kindergarten, elementary school and children’s club.

*When you need someone to take your child to and from your child care institution..

 

[Applicant]: Those who require assistance with child care

Those who live in Misato, Soka, Koshigaya, Yashio, Yoshikawa and Matsubushi and have children, who are elementary school age or younger.

[Helper]: Those who would like to help a child rearing family with child care

Those who live in Misato City, are healthy and conational, and who are older than twenty years old.

Misato Family Support Center

048-930-7748

Emergency Support Center

Local Emergency Support Center member provides a paid service when you need to leave your child in someone’s care in the event of such emergency as follows.

*Your child (6 grader of elementary school or younger) has a fever.

*You go on an overnight business trip.

*You need to unexpectedly work overtime.

Emergency Support Center

048-297-2903

 

Tsudoi-no Hiroba (Community ‘Salon’)

Tsudoi-no Hiroba is a meeting place (named ‘salon’) for parents who are currently bringing up     a child under 3 years old where children play and their parents meet others. A qualified nursery or kindergarten teacher will be present to advise you about child rearing throughout the service hours. No appointment is necessary. Feel free to come and join us.

Ichigo Salon

Venue: Sedaikoryukan Fureai-park (community hall)

Address: Misato-shi, Hikonari 2-122-1

Call: 048-957-2089

Date/Hours: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hidamari Hiroba

Venue: Takasu Bunka Center

Address: Misato-shi, Takasu 3-60-1

Call: 048-955-6600

Date/Hours: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hiyoko Salon

Venue: Towa-higashi-chiku Bunka Center

Address: Misato-shi, Shinnwa 3-261-2

Call: 048-953-0211

Date/Hours: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kirin Salon

Venue: Minami Jido Center (children’s center)

Address: Misato-shi, Togasaki 2-654

Call: 048-955-7203

Date/Hours: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

9:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Koara Salon

Venue: Waseda Jido Center (children’s center)

Address: Misato-shi, Waseda 3-18-14

Call: 048-959-6631

Date/Hours: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

9:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smile Salon

Venue: Hikonari-chiku Bunka Center (community center)

Address: Misato-shi, Hikono 1-161

Call: 048-958-3113

Date/Hours: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bambi Salon

Venue: Mizunuma Shimin Center (civic center)

Address: Misato-shi, Kamihikona 870

Call: 048-959-2000 (connection only playing hours)

Date/Hours: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

(except the year-end and New Year holidays)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Child Rearing Support Center

Child Rearing Support Center supports parents rearing infants or toddlers by providing a place to meet others and by fostering child rearing circles or offering a workshop for their activities.

◆ Support Center for Child Rearing – Yagisato

  Open: Monday to Friday

  Venue: Takano 1-35-1 (North Building of Yagisato elementary school)

  Call: 048-956-5888

◆ Support Center for Child Rearing “Niko-Niko” – Misato-chuo

  Open: Monday to Saturday

  Venue: Chuo 1-2-1, The Lions Misato Chuo 1F

  Call: 048-953-6625

 

<Children’s Centers>

These centers are for an infant with a guardian and children under 18 years old.

Admission free.

● Kita Jidokan (Children’s Center)

   Call: 048-957-2100

   Open hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

   Closed: The 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of the month

             and the next day of the 1st and 3rd Sunday,

             National holidays (except Children’s day),

             the year-end and New Year holidays

● Minami Jido Center (Children’s Center)

   Call: 048-955-7203

● Waseda Jido Center (Children’s Center)

   Call: 048-959-6631

   Open hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

   Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

          Temporary closing due to periodical cleaning

Child Care Centers

Child Care Centers provide care for your child when you are unable to take care of him/her at home because of your work, sickness or other reasons. If you would like your child to be enrolled in a child care institution such as a child care center, an authorized child center, a kindergarten transitioned to new system or a small child care institution, you should receive “Approval on the necessity of child care service” under the new system to support children and child rearing started April 2015..

 

Temporary Child Care Service

[Types]

  1) Emergency (When a guardian is ill, etc.)

  2) Standard

  3) Refresh (When a guardian needs time to relax and freshen up)

[Eligibility]

  The child must be aged 1 or older but younger than elementary school age on the requested date.

  A guardian and a child must be resided in Misato City.

  A child must be in good health and be able to be taken care of in a group.

[Place]

  Takasu CCC, Misato Shirayuri CCC and Misaki CCC

 *Disabled child can attend Takasu CCC under freshen up child care.

[Hours]

  Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

  Saturday: 8:30 am – noon

[Duration of service]

 1) Less than 1 month

 2) Less than 6 month (up to 4 times per week)

 3) Up to 2 times per month

[Fee]

 1) and 2): \2000 (under 3 years old), \1900 (3 years old or over)

 3)          : \2800 (under 3 years old), \2700 (3 years old or over)

[Required documents]
 1) and 2): Application form for the Temporary Child Care Service and
                a certificate of employment or medical certificate, etc.

 3)      : Application form for the Temporary Child Care Service

[Application period]

  1)      : 2 days prior to the date you require the service at the latest

  2) and 3): 5 days prior to the date you require the service at the latest

[Application place]

  The child care center which you wish to have your child cared.

  (Be sure to contact in advance the child care center you preferred.)

 

Term of eligibility

Once your child is admitted to a child care institution, his/her enrollment is continued as long as your necessity of child care service will have been approved. Your child’s admission will be cancelled if your necessity of child care service is not approved (e.g. in case you stop working) or if you make a false claim in the application.

*Misato Shirayuri and Sanpiko CCC provides child care service up to 2-years-old class. A child who is for 3-years-old class or elder will be transferred to another authorized child care institution.

 

Click here for a list of child care institutions in the City as of April 1, 2015.

Click here for a map of child care institutions in the City as of April 1, 2015.

Click here for child care hours of each child care institution as of April 1.

 

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