China increases preschool education spending

The Chinese central government has increased financial input for preschool education, from 15 billion yuan (2.2 billion US dollars) in 2018 to 16.85 billion yuan in 2019, the Ministry of Education said.

China increases preschool education spending

Some 1 billion yuan will be allocated to expand the building of kindergartens in the country’s 11 provincial-level regions in 2019, part of an effort to increase preschool education resources, Lyu Yugang, an official with the ministry, said at a press conference.

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A preschooling, also known as nursery school, pre-primary school, playschool or kindergarten, is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. It may be publicly or privately operated, and may be subsidised from public funds

Meanwhile, local governments have taken effective measures to increase public access to affordable preschool education.