Daiichi Gakuen was founded in April, 1956, and has been continuing our history ever since.
During that time, the environment surrounding children has changed dramatically.
Especially since last year, the environment surrounding children has been a harsh situation along with the unpredictable and unstable social conditions.
In such conditions, the traditional theory of education cannot find appropriate answers to various problems and have been pointed out that they cannot contribute to solve many issues.
Our hope is that children can feel the wonderfulness of their life and their future in any social conditions they live in. We also hope that children can grow up to be rich in humanity, to learn and think for themselves, to take some action with motivation, and to be able to express themselves strongly while harmonizing with others.
Also, in order for the theory of education to be reliable, it is critical to have clear goals, to be able to ensure the verification possibilities, and to have scientific evidence even if it is difficult.
If it can accomplish those, then it is a theory that is “reliable” and “more progressed with ensured possibility for improvement and developments”.
From this viewpoint, we organized our advocates expressed at every opportunity and presented “Shisei Education” as “a basic idea for our new guiding principles of early childhood education” and manifested to practice “scientifically proven to be precise education appropriate for early childhood in an empathetic and warm environment” at the 50th anniversary of our foundation in 2006.
It considers our founding principles and our practical knowledge and experience, as well as the results from highly advance science of today such as neuroscience, medicine, and psychology. We intend to improve the content regularly with the advice and instructions from the specialists from various fields.
There has been a demand for material for staff training, so we would like to take this opportunity to explain about “Shisei Education” as briefly as possible, and establish it as our guiding principle for our education.