Among multicultural families, some
need to leave their children at childcare centers until after 6 PM, especially
when both of the parents are working. However, it is not easy to find childcare
centers that open until later.
For this reason, Ministry of Health
and Welfare is operating a system connecting the parents who need to leave
their children at childcare centers until later and childcare centers that
operate all-day classes until after 6 PM.
On the portal "i-sarang"
(www.childcare.go.kr), you can check the information voluntarily registered by
9,723 childcare centers all over the country.
It turned out that 3,147 childcare
centers run more than 2 all-day classes until after 6 PM.
Therefore, parents can find the
childcare centers that meet their needs by looking up comprehensive information
on the centers, including the waiting list status, information notification,
and evaluation and certification, along with information on all-day classes
after 6 PM.
Especially, if you are looking for
childcare centers that run for longer hours, you can check on portals such as
"i-sarang" and "Bokjiro" for information on childcare
classes that operate until after 6 PM, including classroom composition (number
of children by age and number of nursing teachers), program, and shuttle bus
information before asking for an entrance counseling.
As for childcare centers, the centers
can register and edit information regarding children recruitment and the status
of all-day classes. Even for the childcare centers that do not disclose
information on all-day classes, if there are children who stay at the centers
after 6 PM, they should provide the same nursing program as before 6 PM.
An officer from Ministry of Health and
Welfare said, "We expect it to be easier for multicultural families and
dual-income parents to find childcare centers that suit their needs and for the
childcare centers that have all-day classes to be able to recruit children more
actively. For more stable operation of all-day classes and to relieve the
burden of teachers, we are planning to send assistant teacher for the childcare
centers that operate all-day classes of a certain size from March, in an exemplary