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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドフォーカス賞 [新ビジネスデザイン]

Award-winning item
Childcare Center [Smart Childcare Center]
Business Owner
Unifa Inc.
Category
Initiative and activity for the general
Company
Unifa Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
21G181562
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

Designed for a wide range of stakeholders, including childcare workers, children, and parents. It reduces the workload of childcare workers and hence increases the time they spend with children, creates work motivation for them, and that prevents them from leaving their jobs. This will lead to better developmental support for children and a sense of security for their parents.

Producer

Yasuyuki Toki, Unifa Inc., Founder and CEO

Director

Akiko Asano, Unifa Inc. Manager, Section of Smart Childcare Center Promotion

More information

https://lookmee.jp/smarthoiku/

Already in service/use
2020/4

Evaluation

Educational facilities including nurseries suffer chronic shortage of human resources, which accordingly has increased the workload of childcare staff and makes it difficult to sustain the organization. We are afraid that this negative spiral would involve children, and that the number of tragic incidents may be increasing. We believe that the evolution of technology will not eliminate the role of human beings, but rather move toward where they are really needed. Smart Hoikuen® (Smart Nursery) is a truly advanced example, and we hope that similar ideas will spread to other fields.

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