Mitaka City
Municipal Office Information

Childbirth and Child-Raising

When You Are Pregnant

 If you are pregnant, please go to the Municipal Office and fill out a Pregnancy Registration form (Ninshin Todoke). At this time you will receive a Mother and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo) which can be used to record the health of the mother and child until the child enters elementary school. You also need to present this handbook when your child receives health checkups and immunizations.

Health Checkups for Pregnant Women

 If you take your Health Checkup Card for Pregnant Women (Ninpu Kenko Shinsa Jushin-hyo) to a medical facility that has a contract with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, subsidies to cover part of the cost of 14 health checkups will be offered. You will receive a Health Checkup Card for Pregnant Women at the same time you get your Mother and Child Health Handbook.

Dental Health Checkups for Pregnant Women

 You can receive one dental health checkup during pregnancy at a cooperating dental facility within Mitaka City. The health checkup slip for this is distributed at the time the Mother and Child Health Handbook is issued.

Infant/Toddler Health Checkups and Consultations

 Three- and Four-Month-Old Infant Health Checkups

  • Date and Time: Basically on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center

 Six- and Seven-Month-Old Infant Health Checkups
 Nine- and Ten-Month-Old Infant Health Checkups

  • Date and Time: Please consult each medical institution
  • Location: Conducted at cooperating medical institutions in the metropolitan area.

 18-Month-Old Infant Health Checkup,Dental Health Checkup

  • Date and Time: Basically on the first and third Thursday of the month
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center

 18-Month-Old Infant Health Checkup,General Health Checkup (Internal Medicine)

  • Date and Time: Please consult each medical institution
  • Location: Conducted at cooperating medical institutions in the city.

 Three-Year-Old Health Checkup (Internal Medicine andDental Health)

  • Date and Time: Second and fourth Thursday of the month
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center

 Toddler Consultation Services,The day of consultation

  • Date and Time: First Wednesday of the month (1:15 to 2:15 p.m.)
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center
  • Date and Time: Third Tuesday of the month (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center

 Toddler Consultation Services,The day measurements are taken

  • Date and Time: Irregular (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Location: The Comprehensive Health Center

*The city will individually notify those who are expected to undergo an infant/toddler health checkup.

Immunizations (Yobo Sesshu)

 Immunizations protect children against specific diseases. When it is time for a particular immunizations, a notice will be mailed to you containing information and a pre-examination form.

Type Age (Eligibility)
BCG From three months of age to one year of age
DPT-IPV initial (four-type combination: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and inactive polio vaccine) From three months of age to seven years and five months of age
Hib/Streptococcus pneumoniae From two months of age to four years of age
Measles and Rubella Combination (1st Term) One year of age
(2nd Term) From five years of age to six years of age (in the year preceding entrance to an elementary school)
Japanese Encephalitis (1st Term) From three years of age to seven years and five months of age
(2nd Term) From nine years of age to 12 years of age
DT (diphtheria and tetanus combination) From 11 years of age to 12 years of age
Cervical cancer vaccine (HPV vaccine) Female children between sixth grade of elementary school and the first year of high school

Inquiries: The Comprehensive Health Center (Tel: 0422-46-3254)

Medical Subsidies for Infants and Toddlers

 Subsidies are available to help cover medical expenses for infants and toddlers living in the city before they enter elementary school. The subsidies cover the personally borne expenses for medical treatment received under the National Health Insurance Plan (Kokumin Kenko Hoken) or Social Health Insurance Plan (Shakai Hoken). There are no income restrictions.

Inquiries: Child Care Support Section, Child Affairs Department (ext. 2754)

Children and Family Support Centers

 These facilities have rooms where parents and children can play together and where mothers can meet other mothers who have young children. Consultation services regarding children and family issues are also available.

Facility Name Address Tel
Sukusuku Hiroba 19-6, Shimorenjaku 4-chome 0422-45-7710
Nobinobi Hiroba Mitaka City Chuo Dori Avenue Town Plaza 3F, 30-12, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-40-5925

Temporary Nursing

 Childcare is available when a parent is temporarily unable to look after his/her child, regardless of the reason.  Preschool children from 3 months of age who live in the city, are healthy and can adapt to group childcare, are eligible for childcare from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in one-hour units. You must pay an hourly childcare fee and necessary expenses, such as those for meals.

Inquiries: Nobinobi Hiroba of the Children and Family Support Center, Tel: 0422-40-5925

Short Stay of Children

 Childcare is available with temporary lodging at a child welfare facility when a parent is temporarily unable to look after his/her child because of illness, hospitalization such as for childbirth, or caring for family members.
 Children from 2 years of age up to the 6th grade of elementary school, who live in the city, are healthy and can adapt to group childcare are eligible for childcare for seven days or less.

Inquiries: Nobinobi Hiroba of the Children and Family Support Center, Tel: 0422-40-5925

Emergency Temporary Nursing

 Temporary childcare is available at designated municipal nursery schools when a parent is unable to look after his/her child because of illness, hospitalization such as for childbirth, or caring for family members.
 Preschool children from three months of age who live in the city, are healthy and can adapt to group childcare, are eligible for childcare for 15 days or less.

Inquiries: Nobinobi Hiroba of the Children and Family Support Center, Tel: 0422-40-5925

Twilight Stay

 Childcare is available when parents are unable to look after their children at night or on holidays regardless of the reason (work, a funeral/wedding, etc.). Children of elementary school age and children who attend a licensed nursery school, live in the city, are healthy and can adapt to group childcare, are eligible for this service, which is available from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. in one-hour units on weekdays (and from 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and school holidays). The fee includes the hourly childcare fee and necessary expenses, such as for meals.

Inquiries: Nobinobi Hiroba of the Children and Family Support Center, Tel: 0422-40-5925

Family Support Center

 The Municipal Office serves as the administration office and operates a mutual assistance program for those who need help with child-raising (“users”) and those who want to help with child-raising (“helpers”). Depending on the situation, baby-sitting is available and there are programs that take children to or pick them up from nursery school. As a rule, the program is available for families with children six months old to the third-grade of elementary school.
Address: 19-6, Shimorenjaku 4-chome (Sukusuku Hiroba 2F)
Tel: 0422-76-6817

Nursery Schools (Hoikuen)

 Parents/guardians can apply for nursery school if the parents are unable to provide child-care during the day for any of the following reasons:
(1) If the parents work, regardless of whether they work at home or outside;
(2) If the mother is resting or hospitalized due to childbirth or illness;
(3) If one parent is busy nursing or providing nursing care to other family members.
(4) If one parent is a student.
 Children are eligible to attend nursery school after the mother’s maternity leave is over and up to entering elementary school. Although applications for nursery school are accepted at the Child Development Section throughout the year, recruiting is done every December for enrollment in April, the beginning of the new school year. The fee is based on a sliding scale, depending on the amount of taxes the family paid the previous year.

Municipal Nursery Schools

Nursery School Address Telephone
Chuo Nursery School 11-16, Kamirenjaku 6-chome 0422-40-7540
Minamiura-Higashi Nursery School 12-1, Shimorenjaku 6-chome 0422-40-7166
Akebono Nursery School 11-21, Kamirenjaku 4-chome 0422-40-7555
Shinkawa Nursery School 7-2, Shinkawa 5-chome 0422-40-7164
Mitakadai Nursery School 2-23, Mure 4-chome 0422-40-7164
Yamanaka Nursery School 19-1-100, Kamirenjaku 7-chome 0422-40-7542
Takayama Nursery School 9-25, Mure 4-chome 0422-40-7162
Nakahara Nursery School 35-4-101, Nakahara 4-chome 0422-40-7170
Shimorenjaku Nursery School 19-4, Shimorenjaku 4-chome 0422-40-7160
Kamirenjaku Nursery School 1-27, Kamirenjaku 5-chome 0422-40-7168
Nozaki Nursery School 12-11, Nozaki 3-chome 0422-39-7050
Higashidai Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 17-39, Nakahara 2-chome 0422-79-7728
Mitaka Ekimae Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 30-12, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-79-5441
Mure Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 4-52, Mure 7-chome 0422-76-0883
Osawadai Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 2-52, Osawa 2-chome 0422-39-3177
Nishino Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 3-10, Jindaiji 3-chome 0422-39-7030
Chidori Kodomo Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 12-26, Kamirenjaku 4-chome 0422-72-9220
Kojika Nursery School (Privately-run public facility) 7-8, Shinkawa 6-chome 0422-71-2211
Minamiura-Nishi Nursery School(Privately-run public facility) 2-1, Shimorenjaku 7-chome 0422-40-7551

Private Nursery Schools

Nursery School Name Address Telephone
Inokashira Nursery School 16-31, Inokashira 3-chome 0422-43-7916
Mitaka Kinomi Nursery School 11-7, Nozaki 2-chome 0422-31-9088
Dai-ni Kohitsuji Child Center 1-3, Kitano 3-chome 0422-43-9754
Shiinomi Kodomo-no Ie 8-8, Osawa 4-chome 0422-32-4103
Akane Nursery School 18-12, Shimorenjaku 2-chome 0422-49-2671
Mitaka Kotori no Mori Nursery School 22-8, Inokashira 5-chome 0422-45-4558
Mitaka Tsukushinbo Nursery School 29-35, Nakahara 1-chome 03-3308-3507
Ohisama Nursery School 2-5, Shimorenjaku 5-chome 0422-49-8893
Manabi no Mori Nursery School Mitaka 5-15, Shinkawa 6-chome 0422-76-0708
Dai-ni Shiinomi Kodomo-no Ie 25-31, Kamirenjaku 6-chome 0422-44-4103
Nijiiro Nursery School Mitaka Shimorenjaku 4-22, Shimorenjaku 1-chome 0422-26-5684
Kenpa Inokashira 14-5, Inokashira 1-chome 0422-70-0960

Inquiries: In charge of nursery schools, Child Care Support Subsection, Child Development Section, Child Affairs Department (ext. 2735)

Unregistered Nurseries

Certified Nurseries

 These are private childcare facilities certified according to the independent standards of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and operated by individuals/corporations according to designated requirements. The operational expenses of the facilities are partially subsidized by the Metropolitan and municipal governments, based on guidelines.

Facility Address Tel
Mitaka Chuo-dori Nursery Room 31-2, 2F, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-40-0031
Mitaka Petit Creche 34-22, 3F, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-49-5818
Akiyama Nursery Room 1-5-106, Kamirenjaku 1-chome 0422-55-5141
Be Fair Kodomo Aiai Nursery Room Mitaka 34-13, 2F, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-71-5030
Nursery School Toki 2-19, Mure 4-chome 0422-46-6977
aim Nursery School 8-20, 1F, Kamirenjaku 2-chome 0422-76-2676
Angel Nursery School Mitaka Ekimae 37-12, 2F, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-72-8545
Etoile Nursery School Mitaka Ekimae 24-3-201, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-70-2622
Sakuranbo Nursery Room 1-26, 2F, Shimorenjaku 7-chome 0422-44-4880
Art Childcare Mammina Mitaka 6-7, Shimorenjaku 4-chome 0422-76-0615
Poppins Nursery School Mitaka 11-17, Shinkawa 4-chome 0422-24-2151
Nursery School Toki Mitaka Ekimae-en 22-10, 2F, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-24-7175
Haru Hina Nursery School 5-1, 2F, Shimorenjaku 5-chome 0422-45-2202
Mitaka Sumire Nursery School 16-16, Shimorenjaku 3-chome 0422-26-5691

Inquiries: Each certified nursery

Family-Style Childcare Staff (Childcare Mom)

 Family-style childcare staff, who have qualifications as a nursery teacher or a school teacher, offer childcare for children from birth up to less than 3 years of age on behalf of parents who are unable to look after their child during the day, at home. They are considered private childcare facilities and authorized as meeting designated requirements, the operational expenses of which are partially subsidized by the national, Metropolitan, and municipal governments based on guidelines.

Facility Address Tel
Chiyoko Endo, Family-Style Childcare Staff 5-14, Iguchi 2-chome 0422-32-0789
Akemi Onodera, Family Welfare Staff 14-11, Shinkawa 1-chome 090-4410-4429
Takako Okada, Family-Style Childcare Staff 8-15, Osawa 5-chome 0422-32-5102
Yumiko Shinohara, Family-Style Childcare Staff 23-1, Nakahara 1-chome 03-3300-0094
Tomoko Gamo, Family-Style Childcare Staff 13-4, Kamirenjaku 3-chome 0422-76-5776
Yumiko Tsukada, Family-Style Childcare Staff 1-10, Iguchi 5-chome 0422-31-1174
Komorebi, Family-Style Childcare Room Mokomoko 25-14-105, Shinkawa 4-chome 0422-24-6435

Inquiries: Your local family welfare staff

Children’s Centers (Jidokan)

 Children’s centers help promote creativity and friendship among children. They also serve as places where parents and children can play together and where fellow residents can meet to exchange information, etc. Children up to 17 years of age and parents/guardians of infants and toddlers can use the centers. Consultation services concerning childrearing are also available.

Facility Address Tel
East Children’s Center (Jidokan) 13-19, Mure 2-chome 0422-44-2150
West Children’s Center (Jidokan) 3-5, Jindaiji 2-chome 0422-31-6039
Murasaki Children’s Plaza (Murasaki Kodomo Hiroba) 25-2, Shimorenjaku 1-chome 0422-49-5500

After-School Clubs (Gakudo Hoikusho)

 These are after-school childcare facilities for children in the primary grades of elementary school (first to third grade) whose parents are unable to provide adequate care for them after school because of work or other reasons. Applications are accepted in December every year.

Inquiries: Children and Youth Section, Child Affairs Department (ext. 2712)

Financial Programs for Families with Children

 Application is necessary in order to receive an allowance.

Child Support Allowance (National)

 This program is open to those who are raising junior high school and younger children. However, income restrictions apply.
Allowance
Up to two years of age (uniformly): ¥15,000 per month
Three years of age to the end of elementary school for the first and second child: ¥10,000 per month
Three years of age to the end of elementary school for the third and subsequent children: ¥15,000 per month
Junior high school age: ¥10,000 per month
Households above a designated level of income: ¥5,000 per month

Childrearing Allowance (National)

 This allowance is provided according to income to mothers or fathers of single-parent households (and cases in which one parent has a serious level of disability) or guardians raising children who are 17 years of age or younger, or children 19 years of age or younger with a medium-level of disability or higher. (Income restrictions apply.)

Children’s Allowance (Metropolitan)

Development allowance: A monthly allowance of ¥13,500 is provided to those raising children 17 years of age or younger who only have one parent, or guardians of children whose father or mother has a serious level of disability. (Income restrictions apply.)
Allowance for the Disabled: A monthly allowance of ¥15,500 is provided to those raising a child 19 years of age or younger with a Handbook for the Physically Disabled Level 1 or 2, or Handbook for the Mentally Disabled Level 1 through 3. (Income restrictions apply.)

Medical Subsidy for Children with Chronic Childhood Diseases

 Children 17 years of age or younger (19 years of age or younger in case of continuous illness) who suffer from a designated chronic childhood illness and meet conditions for certification will be subsidized for part of their medical expenses (for treatment covered by insurance).

Medical Treatment That Promotes Independence (Nurturing Medical Treatment)

 Children 17 years of age or younger with a physical disability will be subsidized for part of their medical treatment, such as an operation that is guaranteed to succeed, at a designated medical institute. (Income restrictions apply.)

Medical Subsidy for Single-Parent Families

 Medical subsidies to cover part or all of personally borne medical expenses are provided to single-parent households or the equivalent. (Income restrictions apply.)
 This subsidy is for single parents or guardians raising children who are 18 years of age or younger (until the fiscal year-end when the child reaches 18 years of age, or 19 years of age or younger for children with a medium-level of disability or higher).

Medical Subsidy for Elementary and Junior High School Students

 Medical subsidies are provided for children who live in the city and are undergoing compulsory education. The subsidy covers the personally borne cost of treatment received under National Health Insurance or social insurance. However, medical treatment received on an outpatient basis will cost ¥200 per visit. The same income restrictions as those for the child support allowance apply.

Special Children’s Support Allowance

 This allowance is available for parents or guardians who are raising a physically/mentally handicapped child who is less than 20 years old. Income restrictions apply.

Inquiries: Child Care Support Section, Child Affairs Department (ext. 2751)

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Mitaka Municipal Office 1-1, Nozaki 1-chome, Mitaka City, 181-8555, Tokyo Tel:0422-45-1151(Main Switchboard) Access Mitaka City Office

Hours:Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed:national holidays and during the December29 through January3)