China News Service, Beijing, May 14 (Reporter Zhao Jianhua) The Ministry of Finance of China announced on the 14th that the central government recently issued a budget of 19.84 billion yuan (RMB, the same below) for the development of preschool education in 2021, an increase of 1 billion yuan from the previous year. An increase of 5.31%, and continued to promote the deepening reform and standardized development of preschool education.
According to the Ministry of Finance, in order to support and guide local governments in accelerating the improvement of the quality of preschool education, starting from 2021, they will continue to support the expansion of inclusive resource supply, improve the funding mechanism for inclusive preschool education, and consolidate the early childhood subsidy system, and focus on improving universal education. Favorable kindergartens are equipped with suitable play aids and picture books. At the same time, they provide support to urban high-quality parks and township public central parks that can radiate and drive weak parks to carry out scientific education.
In allocating funds, the central government continues to give preference to poverty alleviation areas such as the "three districts and three states".
At the same time, all localities are required to play the role of provincial coordinating, rationally arrange budgets in accordance with the principle of priority, scientifically allocate funds, continue to increase support for poverty-stricken areas, and increase support for areas that actively promote the development of inclusive private parks.
Since 2011, the Ministry of Finance, together with the Ministry of Education and other departments, have supported the implementation of three pre-school education action plans in various regions.
According to statistics, from 2011 to 2020, the central government has allocated 153 billion yuan to support the development of preschool education, which will drive local governments to increase investment, continue to expand the supply of inclusive education resources, deepen the reform of the system and mechanism, establish and improve the child subsidy system, and accelerate the advancement of preschool Educational development.
In 2020, the national gross enrollment rate for the three years before school reached 85.2%, an increase of 28.6 percentage points from 56.6% in 2010, and the set goal was achieved on schedule.