Taipei to allocate about NT$200m to childcare

HELPING PARENTS: The city plans to extend its subsidy for children aged three to four who are enrolled at a private childcare center to also include two-year-olds

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 15, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Taipei City Government plans to budget about NT$200 million (US$6.43 million) per year on

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je strums a ukulele at the Reborn music festival near Taipei City Hall in Xinyi District yesterday.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

subsidies for children aged two to three who are enrolled at childcare centers, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday.

The city’s Department of Education provides a subsidy of NT$13,660 per semester for children aged three to four who are enrolled at a private childcare center, Ko said.

However, when the policy was created, there was ambiguity about whether children aged two to three should be considered as falling under childcare or infant care, so subsidies were not provided for that age group, Ko said.

The new plan would extend the subsidy to children two to three years old, he said.
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