More resources expected for preschoolers
The Ministry of Education said it will try to provide more resources to preschools over the next three years to meet increasing demand, as the new secondchild policy in some provinces and cities in China could result in added pressure on preschool education.
The second-child policy allows couples to have a second child if one spouse is an only child. It is being implemented in seven provinces and municipalities since the beginning of this year, including in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin as well as Zhejiang province. More provinces are expected to follow suit this year.
By the end of 2013, the total number of preschools across the country was 198,600, a 32 percent increase from 2010. The schools employed 2.83 million teachers.