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Nana's Experience

Holiday Schedule


• Circle Time / Music Time

• Activity / Story Time

• Outdoor Play / Free Play

• Morning & Afternoon Snack

• Nap / Quiet Play

• Bathroom Time


and more...


"Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich


Nana's Experience » About Nana


1996 March


• Graduated from Sumiyoshi High School, International Cultural Study Course

1996 April-2000 March


• Studied at Otani Women’s University

• Received  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

• Certified as an Elementary, Kindergarten, Preschool, and Special needs teacher

2000 April -2004 March


• Lead Teacher--0y to 3y--at an Osaka preschool

2004 April -2007 March


• Elementary school teacher

2007 November


• Moved to Hawaii. Became Kids Room teacher and director



• Elementary school teacher at The Hawaii Japanese School



• Lead Caregiver for the Infant Room in preschool 



Throughout these years, one thing grew very evident about the children with whom I worked.  Those children with appropriate early childcare experiences often appeared to have firm social, physical, and academic foundations.  With that in mind, in September, 2011, I started taking steps to get Nana’s Early Childcare up and running.


"Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child." ~ Joan Almon