Chinese summer day cares, a public service that doesn’t create financial burdens

By Sara Afzel

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is committed to serve the Chinese people wholeheartedly, and a “very real and measurable proof” of the party’s governance is “the prosperity of the average Chinese citizens. We have seen the Chinese government and Chinese people are united to build a prosperous China.People work tirelessly day till night they are hardworking and passionate. Their aim is a better life, not only for themselves but for their children as well. By addressing parent’s needsChinese government at its utmost, facilitating the parents with different initiatives so that they can work with peace of mind and their children spend a quality time in a constructive and safeenvironment
In 2021, with the support of the Chinese government, summer vacation daycare is booming. Summer vacation daycare, a new option for busy parents, became a trend this year after Chinese education authorities mobilized to offer more choices for school-age students during their summer vacation.
In early July, the Ministry of Education issued a notice asking local authorities to encourage qualified schools to provide these childcare services.Solid progress was made in many places, including Shanghai, for example. From July 5 to Aug 13, 543 daycare programs were set up across the municipality, benefitting nearly 40,000 students. Among the programs, 407 were held on school campuses. Similar programs have been in place for years in many areas with encouragement from local education departments.Since 2017, the Jiyang District of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, has set up public welfare summer childcare courses. The courses have been well received by parents, many of whom are migrant workers with no time to look after their children. According to the parents young children aren’t able to look after themselves, and we parents find it unnerving to leave them alone at home. We want them to be taken care in a way that they can learnsomething else than their routinesyllabuse.g. life skills, execution of new ideas and some physical activities in a safe environment.
To meet the needs of more parents, the scale of the childcare program in the Jiyang District has expanded year by year, with the number of students participating increasing from 600 in the first year to more than 2,600 this year.
The country’s education authorities have stipulated that daycare programs ought to be, in their nature, a public service that doesn’t create financial burdens for parents. Organizers across the country have strictly adhered to this principle.For instance, in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province, a summer vacation daycare service is provided at a reasonable price of 50 yuan per day. Students from families with financial difficulties can attend daycare courses for free.
With daycare programs gaining popularity, daycare program organizers are pooling society’s efforts to boost the quality of the services they provide.In Shanghai, this summer, more than 12,000 college student volunteers were recruited, and each of them attends to no more than five children. Thus, all children can receive adequate attention and care.
Organizing a daycare program is not as simple as it seems , Organizer should be familiar with the traits of students at different ages and understand what they need most, dividing children into different groups based on their age and abilities and design courses accordingly, instead of organizing one-size-fits-all activities.This is the reason many Professional teachers are also volunteering for these programs so that they can help the young volunteers to get the positive result of their efforts.
In the meantime, having their children attending daycare programs doesn’t mean parents are free of responsibilities; parents are responsible to balance their children’s daycare hours and leisure hours.