The present study examines the effects of a child-rearing support program on the attitudes of parents of children under 4 years of age at three kindergartens. The parents completed questionnaires at the beginning of the program in May or June and six months later in November. The results showed that the proportion of parents who derived satisfaction from receiving praise for their childcare and the proportion of parents who participated in the support program in order to pursue their own growth were significantly higher in November compared with the beginning of the program. In contrast, the proportion of parents who derived satisfaction from talking with parent staff or kindergarten teachers and the proportion of parents who consulted other parents about childcare outside of the support program significantly decreased in November compared with the beginning of the program. These results suggest that although child-rearing support may initially discourage parents from establishing relationships with other parents, it also helps parents to obtain multifaceted views about their children and to recognize their own personal growth.