Child Development Center

OIST Tedako Preschool



OIST Tedako Preschool- a part of the OIST Child Development Center (CDC) - offers full-day pre-school for children of OIST student and employees.

The OIST CDC offers the following services for the children of OIST employees and students.

・Tedako Preschool: Full-time care for children 2 month to 6 years of age and part-time care for children attending local kindergarten. Hours are from 08:00 to 18:00, Monday through Friday.

School Age Program Services

After School: Part-time care for children 5 years of age to14 years of age. Regular After School hours are from 15:00 to 18:00, Monday through Friday. Early After School hours are from 13:30 to 18:00, Monday through Friday. 
・Holiday Program: Full-time care for children 5 years of age to14 years of age on OIST work days during school holidays. For children already registered in the School Age Program, enrollment for upcoming Holiday Program dates are available here.
・Buses: OIST will provide transportation for children from local schools and kindergartens to the CDC when possible. A transportation request form is available here.


Child Development Center

The OIST Child Development Center is a cooperative effort by OIST employees and their families to foster happy, healthy, compassionate, and socially confident children who are prepared to successfully face challenges beyond the security of the Preschool and the other CDC programs. These programs are grounded in the belief that children are competent, curious, resourceful learners, and all activities and materials are designed to provoke creativity and wonder, encourage cooperation, strengthen relationships, and build the confidence that is essential to becoming an independent learner.

The OIST community is intrinsically international, but to accommodate children raised and educated here, the staff of the Preschool and other CDC programs includes Japanese and English speakers. Additionally curriculum and management of all to provide children with an international perspecitve and a firm grounding in Japan.

Please see Program information for more details. Sign up using the Tedako Pre-School Registration Form. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact

If you are interested in School Age Program services such as After School and Holiday Program for children between the age of 5 to 14, you can begin the registration process at School Age Programs Registration: Afterschool, Holiday, and Summer/Spring programs or please contact the program directly with your questions at