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Nana's Experience

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• 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


About Nana » Nana's Experience


My name is Nana Nishimura , and I was born and raised in Osaka, Japan.   Upon graduating from Sumiyoshi High School, International Cultural Study Course in 1996, I entered Otani Women’s University in Osaka, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I also received certification as an Elementary, Kindergarten, Preschool, and Special needs teacher.   In March 2000, I was the Lead Teacher—a position I held from 0y to 3y--at an Osaka preschool.     After that, I was an Osaka elementary school teacher, something I had wanted to be since I was in elementary school.   I was an elementary school teacher for three years, and in 2007, I married my husband Damian who taught English at a local high school in Osaka.


In November, 2007, we moved to Hawaii.  Since then, my job experiences have continued to evolve around elementary school education and/or early childcare.  I started working at the Kids’ Room in a Starwood Group hotel, and became its Director.   I also, taught elementary school students at The Hawaii Japanese School  for  three years.   In November, 2009, I became the Lead Caregiver for the Infant Room at 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