SUBSIDY PROGRAM: The Ministry of Education aims to set up public kindergartens at every elementary school by 2024, increasing total capacity by 86,000 children
Date: Apr 03, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Education yesterday said it plans to increase the number of public and
semi-public kindergartens to serve 70 percent of the nation’s children within five years.
The plan, designed to boost the nation’s birthrate, would ensure affordable childcare for nearly 500,000 children aged five and under by the year 2024, Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said.
The primary objective is to increase the number of public kindergartens, and supplement that with semi-public kindergartens and childcare subsidies, he said.
The ministry aims to set up public kindergartens at every elementary school by 2024, which would increase the total capacity of the nation’s public kindergartens by 86,000 children to a total of 270,000 children, Pan said. [FULL STORY]