What is the Shichida Method?

“I never knew how much a child actually absorbs and learns naturally until I came to Shichida!”

Shichida Australia Early Learning Centres are certified to practise one of the world’s most effective early childhood teaching methods known as the Shichida Method. The Shichida Method has inspired the hearts and minds of children and their families since 1976.

The Shichida Method has become recognised internationally in:
Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, USA,
United Kingdom, Cambodia, Romania, Canada, Laos, and Myanmar.

What sets Shichida apart?

Shichida is a world-renowned teaching method backed by more than 60 years of evolving research into early childhood brain development. The curriculum is age-specific, tailored to children’s attention spans and brain capabilities. At Shichida Australia, we fill in the gaps left by traditional education systems to equip our students with well-rounded skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. The Shichida Method is unique in that it also teaches skills most often associated with the right brain such as empathy, creativity, intuition, imaging and photographic memory. With all the research behind us, we invite parents into the classroom to learn how to become their child’s first and best teacher.

Trusted around the world

The Shichida Method of Education is the original whole brain training program founded by Makoto Shichida in 1958. With its continuous research and proven results, it is rapidly gaining popularity around the world. There are currently 300 centres worldwide.

Centres Worldwide

What is the Shichida method of education?

A well-researched and well-balanced early learning program that stimulates the development of the entire brain, not just the ‘left brain’ as is common in the current education system.

A strong emphasis on developing empathy, resilience, intuition, critical thinking, concentration, creativity and imagination to raise well-rounded children.

Equips children with advanced and proven memory techniques, teaching them to receive and recall images instantly.

Fun and age-specific early childhood activities that lay a strong foundation for fine motor skills, literacy skills and numeracy skills and instil a love of learning.

An understanding of the importance of the parental role in a child’s life and providing the necessary support and coaching for parents to become their child’s first and best teacher.

Engages the minds of children by engaging their hearts to draw out their unique potential.

Class structure

Fast-paced sessions of 50 minutes, once a week

Maximum of 6 children per class

One parent to attend class with child

Once a Week

50 Minutes

1 Parent/Guardian Per Child

Max 6 Students Per Class

Learn Through Play

English, Japanese or Mandarin

Examples of Shichida early learning activities

Intuition Games

Children are naturally intuitive. We help them get to know and trust their instincts so that they may grow to listen to and trust themselves throughout their lives.

Image Training

Children learn to calm their minds and focus their imaginations to visualise themselves in a variety of situations and imagine walking in different shoes. They use these techniques to improve empathy, visualise their goals clearly and inspire creative thought and writing.

Working Memory

Children at our early learning centres have impressed many people with their incredible memories. We ingrain proven mnemonic devices and photographic memory skills so that our students will find any future learning and study easy and stress-free.


At Shichida, flashcards are designed to engage the subconscious and expose the children to a large variety of topics, vocabulary and mathematics. When the children start talking, they often express a keen curiosity for and awareness of what they have seen at Shichida.

Critical Thinking

Our early childhood critical thinking activities help to build up one of the most valuable of life skills. Shichida critical thinking activities include mazes, puzzles, hands on activities, tangrams and open-ended questions to help your child think creatively and independently.


Shichida children gain confidence in literacy by practising phonics, exploring alphabet letters in many ways, reading and making up stories and using their fantastic memories to build an extensive vocabulary. We empower children with the tools to express themselves in both written and verbal form.


At Shichida, our children learn to love maths and numbers! We have creative ways of introducing numeracy to the children that explore numbers from different angles and in hands-on ways to instil a passionate understanding of maths and numeracy. Children don’t fear maths as a subject when they attend Shichida classes.


By regularly listening, singing and playing instruments, your child learns to appreciate music, gain a sense of rhythm and express themselves. Many of our children have developed perfect pitch through our music activities.

Children are naturally curious

What better way to make the most of your child’s natural learning ability?

Shichida Australia establishes a strong foundation for learning and for life during the Sensitive Period when children are learning at their fastest and easiest. We take into account the Law of Diminishing Ability and further solidify that foundation with a use it or lose it approach.

The skills and experiences acquired through our fun and educational activities will have a profound rippling effect throughout your child’s life!

Shichida Australia offers age-specific, whole brain programs for babies, toddlers, pre-primary and primary aged children at our Melbourne and Sydney centres. The primary school curriculum is offered after school for children between Grade 1 and Grade 3. However, this is only for children who have attended the Shichida preschool program. The program is offered in 3 languages: English, Japanese and Mandarin.

Please Note: The Shichida Method of Education curriculum spans across 6 months to 9 years of age. However, the last entry point into the Shichida program is at 4½ years old. The reason for this is that the curriculum for 4½ years old and beyond builds upon a foundation that has been built from 6 months old to 4½ years old and it is too difficult for beginners to catch up. Our students’ self-esteem is important to us. This is why it is imperative to start the program as early as possible.

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Queentina Zhang
Queentina Zhang
Good service, nice and experienced educators there. Kids love to attend the class there.
Anna Fazekas
Anna Fazekas
5 stars it is a unique opportunity for young children. Both my 2 and 5 year old benefit from attending the program and they also love it.
Tien Nguyen
Tien Nguyen
Asian parent here. My daughter has been attending Shichida since 6 months old and it's been an amazing journey. I don't care if my child is smart or dumb, as long as she is smarter than the neighbours' kids, and that's important to me. This class is perfect, no longer do I need to fear that my child may get A minuses. While other kids are crying out for milk, my baby daughter is LEARNING. Attending Shichida is like getting turbo and supercharger for your kid. Zoom ZOOM Zoom MF!!!! I love telling people hours and hours about Shichida at BBQs that I still get invited to. Also, as bonus, I think my wife has become a little smarter too, she knows a giraffe look like now. And although I'm working 3 jobs and waste my life away to pay the tuition, it's so worth it guys.
Lassie Zia
Lassie Zia
We love Shichida Chatswood. The classes are fun and engaging, my toddler is learning so much every week. We highly recommend teacher Madie from Chatswood, especially for 2yr olds on Tuesdays 11am 🤗
Shin-hui Tang
Shin-hui Tang
So glad that there are Shichida centres in Australia. My daughters have been going to the classes for over a year now and thoroughly enjoy the learnings in a fun and relaxing (stressless) way. My younger daughter is starting to count to ten as she started to speak, I was really amazed. The classes have given me and my daughters quality time spent together.
Mays Brennan
Mays Brennan
My son has been attending Shichida since he was 16 months old (now 2 and a half) and it has helped him excel in more ways than one. Being at Shichida has helped improve his speech development, able to recognise and read numbers/letters, increased his attention span, memory, social skills and love for learning. Shichida provides a great environment to allow children to flourish in a fun and stimulating environment; their teachers are all amazing and support the children to reach their highest potential. Shichida has not only been a “school” that my son attends weekly, but is a community that is changing the approach to early development/learning.
Carol Feng
Carol Feng
Both my 4 year old and 14 months old go to the class since the last term. I can see their increasing interests on participation at each class, most importantly they really enjoy the content. I really appreciate the one on one one spent with the little ones & tell you what, sometimes I learn a few things too!
Nikki Ktzd
Nikki Ktzd
Julia Wennie Hu
Julia Wennie Hu
Chrisitian really blossomed after going to shichida for 1.5 years. He has not only learnt a lot but also fostered a love for learning. We are really happy with his progress in class
Nora Xu
Nora Xu
Shichida is such a great program for little brains. It is so stimulating and so much fun. I love the way they challenge the brain without stressing out my kids. Kids learn from playing. We have been to Shichida for two years so far and will be still going in the future. My daughter who is now 3 starting to contribute more in class. When she sees the fallen leaves on the street, she will sing the song that Shichida taught her. She enjoys in the class, and 50 minutes seem long but not so long. What a fantastic program for young little brains!
Margaret Tjhin
Margaret Tjhin
My daughter has attended Shichida since she was 3. She loves the classes and teachers. Shichida creates fun learning environment and great foundation for children before they starts school. My daughter's reading is great because of Shichida.
Krystal Kaldis
Krystal Kaldis
My son has been doing the shichida program since he was 14months old. I love this program as it is fun, creative in how it delivers all it's beautiful content. I have several of the packs and toys at home which we play on school holidays and I find it so helpful with his school work as well. I have and would recommend this program to everyone. I wish we had found the program when my son was 6 months old as I would have started him earlier. I love the fact that my son's favorite activities at school are Maths and Art which I put down to the Shichida program.

Meet our Shichida students

Little Big Shots

Raphy was invited to appear on Little Big Shots [Australia]. Look at his amazing capability, developed in his Shichida lessons.

The Project

The Project featured a story on Shichida Australia and two of our students at opposite ends of the Shichida learning journey.

The Today Show

We invited Today Show host Sylvia Jeffreys and son Charlie to our Shichida centre in Chatswood to enjoy their first ever Shichida class! 

Julia shows off her memory

Astounding her parents and teachers, Julia has made headlines around the world with her ability to remember 500 items from our ‘Box Memory’ activity.

Faraway by Jacqueline

Jacqueline has amazing writing talent! In this video she reads a wonderful poem that inspires us to appreciate nature & keep our environment healthy.

Joel demonstrates robots

Joel shares his passion for robots, as he represented Australia at the First Lego League World Festival Robotics Championship in the USA in 2017.

Visit your nearest centre

Chadstone, VIC

Level 3, Central Tower
Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Road
Chadstone VIC 3148

Call Chadstone Centre:
(03) 8673 5150

Doncaster, VIC

Level 4, Suite 4002
Westfield Shopping Centre (Office Tower)
619 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108

Call Doncaster Centre:
(03) 9034 4990

Highpoint, VIC

Level 4
Highpoint Shopping Centre
120-200 Rosamond Road
Maribynong VIC 3032

Call Highpoint Centre:
(03) 9888 6886

Chatswood, NSW

1/29 Albert Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067

Call Chatswood Centre:
(02) 8973 9700

Parramatta, NSW

Ground Floor, Office 1/7 Hassall Street
Parramatta NSW 2150

Call Parramatta Centre:
(02) 9099 1810

Parents share their Shichida experience…

“My son joined Shichida when he was 5 years old. My husband and I are both very happy with his progress. Now my son is a happy, positive and confident child who loves and enjoys learning. After attending Shichida classes, we realised that the program not only benefits the child, but also teaches parents how to raise a child happily and successfully.”

– Miranda & Daniel (son, Shichida Graduate 2016)

“Thank you for the wonderful experiences that you have given Luke over the last 7 years at Shichida. The skills he has learnt through Shichida will last through his entire life. You have really helped and encouraged Luke to achieve such great things… Shichida has been such a huge part of our lives, we will really miss it.”

– Mark, Emily & Luke (son)

“I’ve noticed my daughter does remember things quite well, she can listen to songs only a few times and she remembers the tunes and the lyrics. She is one of the few kids in her class who can read at her age. Callum can count to 10. He sings the alphabet and he knows his colours and his shapes. He will sing along, it’s just play for him. There’s not that many programs out there for young kids, and you know why not? It doesn’t hurt them and they enjoy it. It does help them to develop to the best of their potential and their ability. They do an amazing amount of stuff in that one hour that I could not do at home with them.”

– Jane, Caitlyn (daughter) & Callum (son)

“Chloe has been attending Shichida Australia since she was 18 months old. I first heard about it on TV and thought it looked like an interesting program – mainly because it worked on skills like visualisation techniques, fine motor skills, confidence building and fun aspects of learning that didn’t seem to be offered in any other activities… This has really stimulated her learning, improved her concentration and helped her prepare for the transition to school. Shichida also gave us the tools to be able to incorporate opportunities for learning into everyday life – this has been incredibly helpful. The first time we realised that Chloe knew her numbers and letters was when my husband was out washing the car. He could hear her mumbling away and went to check up on her. She was just two at the time, and was reading our car’s licence plate!”

– Emily & Chloe (daughter)

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