The History of Shichida

1958

Makoto Shichida establishes the Educational Institute (unincorporated) in Gotsu City, Shimane, Japan. This is the origin of the Shichida Method.

1972

Age 0 Education by Makoto Shichida is privately published

1976

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre opens in Japan in Gotsu City, Shimane

1978

Makoto Shichida’s first original learning material “Letter Card Game” goes on sale

The Educational Institute changes its name to Shichida Child Educational Institute Co. Ltd. (SCEI) and Makoto Shichida becomes president of the company

1983

The Life Association division of SCEI is established (now known as Shichida Life)

1985

Makoto Shichida’s first English publication How to Raise a Superb Child is published

1987

Ko Shichida becomes president and Makoto Shichida becomes chairman of SCEI

Multiple Shichida Early Learning Centres begin opening around Japan

1987

Ko Shichida becomes president and Makoto Shichida becomes chairman of SCEI

Multiple Shichida Early Learning Centres begin opening around Japan

1990

An association for parents of children with special needs, Makoto Club is established

1991

The first issue of a newsletter about developing adults’ potential abilities, Potential Ability Development is published (it is currently named Right Brain Development)

1996

Super Right Brain Revolution is published and sells over 200,000 copies

1997

Makoto Shichida receives the Social and Cultural Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Culture

2000

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Taiwan opens in Taipei

2001

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Singapore opens

2002

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Malaysia opens in Kuala Lumpur

2003

Autistic Children Can Improve Through Shichida Super Right Brain Educational Method! Is published by KK Long

2005

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in the USA opens in New York

Shichida Child Educational Institute Co. Ltd. (SCEI) is renamed Shichida Educational Institute (SEI)

2006

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Indonesia opens in Jakarta

2008

Makoto Shichida’s documentary, Soul Education is shown in theatres across Japan

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Thailand opens in Bangkok

SEI celebrates 30 year anniversary

2009

Makoto Shichida passes away

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Australia opens in Melbourne

2010

Makoto Shichida Memorial Hall opens in Gotsu City, Shimane, Japan

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in China opens in Shenzhen

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Hong Kong opens 

2011

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Canada opens in Vancouver

2013

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Vietnam opens in Ho Chi Minh City

2014

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Laos opens in Vientiane

2015

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Myanmar opens in Yangon

2017

World’s first online early learning program, Shichida at Home is released in Australia and New Zealand

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in UK opens in Reading

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Cambodia opens in Phnom Penh

2018

The first Shichida Early Learning Centre in Romania opens

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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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