Courses and Programs

Pre-Natal Course


Through all three trimesters

You can start prenatal education from the moment you discover you are pregnant!

Baby Course

From 1 to 5 Months Old

Your baby's first experience with Shichida lessons can begin just weeks after he or she is born. These lessons focus on physical and sensory stimuli and will help you build a sense of unity with your baby.

smiling mother and baby

Early Childhood Course

Teacher and students

6 Months to 6 ½ Years Old

The majority of our students are enrolled in this course. It is particularly popular for children from one to three years old.

Primary Course

3 years of extra study after the Early Childhood Course finishes

This course was created at the request of Shichida graduates. These children did not want to stop attending our Centers!!

Teacher and students

Language Immersion Course


6 Months to 6 ½ Years Old

Some centers offer language immersion courses. They cover the same Early Childhood Course content but are taught in other languages by native speakers of that language.

Special Needs Course

One-on-one sessions given as needed

The happiest classes you have ever seen. These unique lessons target an individual child's needs and seek to develop his or her skills at an appropriate level and pace. They produce surprising results beyond anyone's expectations.

Mother and her baby

Senior Course

Senior couple

Group Sessions at Senior Centers

Stay mentally active through your golden years! In aging countries like Japan, there is a high demand for this type of course.

NOTE: Not all courses may be currently offered at your local Center.
Feel free to ask your Center about availability and make requests based on your individual situtation. We will try to accommodate your needs as much as possible.


Find out where your child stands in areas of physical, sensory, language, and social development. We will use a Developmental Assessment Index to assess your child before he or she begins the program.

Progress Checks

We do not compare your child with his or her peers or siblings. We only compare your child to what he was yesterday. We will periodically assess your child using the Developmental Assessment Index to show you how your child is progressing.


This is the core of our method. It is designed to produce guaranteed results in any child who regularly attends a Shichida Center. Lessons consist of a pre-lesson, main lesson, and post-lesson activities. In the main portion of the lesson, children learn comprehensive skills, including critical thinking, literacy, and numeracy. The program systematically builds children's skills through adequate repetition. This will ensure that your child permanently retains the concepts and skills that he or she is learning.

Parental Guidance

Parents and caregivers will receive guidance from the instructor at the end of each lesson. They will learn the meaning behind each activity and discuss how they can apply what they learned in the lesson to their activities at home. Centers also offer informative educational sessions on parenting techniques, dietary education, etc. for parents and caregivers to deepen their knowledge of the Shichida Method.


Dietary Education


The Shichida Method places importance on developing a child's heart and mind. But a healthy diet is an essential part of developing academic and emotional skills. A growing child's wellbeing and performance depends largely on what he or she consumes. Shichida provides parents with dietary advice based on the latest research results. A healthy body and brain must take priority over everything else.