Parents

1) Parental leave

2) Parents` handbook

We have created a Parents`handbook for expecting and new parents in English and Japanese.

3) Mother's room

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The Mothers’ Room (Lab3 C729) is provided for OIST female faculty, staff, students, and family members who are pregnant or who have infants, and are in need of a place to rest, breast-feed or express milk. There is also a public space available in the Conference Center building.  Use is limited to the above purposes and conditions.

4) Changing tables

Changing tables are installed in all OIST buildings.

Village Area: Accessible bathroom in the Auditorium, Mothers' room in the Conference Center
Center Building: Female bathroom in Level A, the accessible bathroom in Level C
Lab 1: Female bathroom in Level A, the accessible bathroom in Level B, C, D
Lab 2: The Accessible bathroom in Level A, B, C
Lab 3: The Accessible bathroom in Level A, B, C

 - Location of Diaper Change Station and Parents room (OIST internal Use)
 - Location of Diaper Change Station and Parents room (For Visitors)

5) Preschool - Child Development Center (CDC)

The CDC provides quality nursery care and early childhood education in English and Japanese for children from the ages of 2 months - 6 years. There are also School Age Programs for children ages 6-14 including after-school care and holiday programs.

Visit the Child Development Center website for more information about what is available and how to make use of these services.

6) School options

Within this document you will find relevant information on some of the current schooling options available for your children.

7) School Age Program

OIST offers afterschool care for OIST employees' and students' children ages 6-14.  For more information, visit the SAP program pages.

8) Child care service near OIST

The list of  private childcare centers near OIST are available at Resouce Center. More details are on  their homepage.