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Status of Childcare and ECEC Teachers

  • By the end of 2016, the number of children enrolled in childcare facilities declined to 1.451 million, which indicates a year-on-year decrease of 0.1%.
  • During the same period, the number of ECEC teachers went up to 322,000, an increase of 0.2% from the previous year.
    • The number of children per ECEC teacher remains the same as last year at about 4.5.
Number of children per facility(2010-2016)
Number of children per facility(2010-2016)

Unit : number of persons

Number of children per facility(2010-2016)
category 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total number of accommodated children 1,279,910 1,348,729 1,487,361 1,486,980 1,496,671 1,452,831 1,451,215
Workplaces 21,901 24,987 29,881 34,479 39,265 44,765 52,302
Parents cooperative 1,898 2,286 2,913 3,226 3,774 4,127 4,240
Home 281,436 308,410 371,671 364,113 365,250 344,007 328,594
Private sector 671,891 706,647 768,256 770,179 775,414 747,598 745,663
Corporates/Organization 51,126 50,676 51,914 51,684 49,175 46,858 45,374
Social welfare agencies 114,054 112,688 113,049 108,834 104,552 99,715 99,113
National/Public sector 137,604 143,035 149,677 154,465 159,241 165,743 175,929
Number of children per child care teacher(2010-2016)
Number of children per child care teacher(2010-2016)

Unit : number of persons

Number of children per child care teacher(2010-2016)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
7.7 7.5 7.3 7.0 4.8 4.5 4.5
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