(New Era, New Journey, New Albert) How to solve the problem of childcare for children aged 0-3? The community "Baby House" is embedded in the Jiangning Road Street in Shanghai to reduce the burden on the public
(New Era, New Journey, New Albert) How to solve the problem of childcare for children aged 0-3?
The community "Baby House" is embedded in the Jiangning Road Street in Shanghai to reduce the burden on the public
Chinanews.com, Shanghai, November 24th (Reporter Chen Jing) Children can enter kindergartens from birth to 3 years old. During this period, the daily care of children plagues young parents in dual-income families.
Helping her daughter raise her granddaughter is the main content of Aunt Ma's retirement life.
The little granddaughter who is less than three years old can't leave her alone, and Aunt Ma usually goes out to buy vegetables and dispense medicines, which becomes a "difficulty".
During many days of visits, the reporter learned that at present, old people like Aunt Ma are not uncommon.
Many young parents entrust their children to their retired elders, and solving the childcare problem has also become their voice.
To this end, government departments have launched continuous exploration.
In Jing'an District in the center of Shanghai, focusing on the livelihood problems of "one old and one young", Jiangning Road Street and the District Education Bureau jointly created a 15-minute childcare service circle.
The community "baby house" is a temporary baby care point explored and established in this street: it provides temporary, time-based centralized care and parenting guidance.
It is reported that there are more than 900 infants and young children aged 0-3 in the Jiangning Road sub-district area, which is a relatively dense area in the central urban area.
Yu Wenjun, director of the Jiangning Road Sub-district Office, told the reporter: "The 'Baby House' in the community mainly provides temporary custody. For example, parents who have to do business for two or three hours, or want to have a short rest, can entrust their babies in the 'Baby House'. Room'."
Children can be safely placed in temporary care for a few hours in a community "baby house".
Photo courtesy of Jiangning Road Street
In September this year, since the opening of the "Baby House" in the community, Aunt Ma and old friends in the community often send the third generation to the "Baby House" temporarily, and then either go grocery shopping, or dispense medicine, or take a short rest. After an hour, pick up the child again.
In this way, many elderly people have some free time.
In the early years, Uncle Wu usually had various interests, especially playing chess. Since his grandson became "sticky", he could only put down his hobbies and concentrate on taking care of his grandson, but his heart was often "itchy".
"Although the grandson is cute, he will feel 'aesthetic fatigue' to some extent when he faces it every day." Uncle Wu told reporters tactfully that now there is a "baby house" near his home. When I am free, I can invite chess friends to "kill" two games from time to time, which is very enjoyable.
The reporter walked into the "Baby House" located in the party-mass center of Jiangning Road Street. The spacious room is clean and tidy, with various educational toys and small entertainment facilities.
Under the leadership of professional parenting teachers, children build blocks and play games.
The space outside the classroom simulates the natural situation and creates a panda-themed "Qinqin Bamboo Garden", which allows children to use open materials in the natural environment and carry out creative games.
The "Baby House" small world can accommodate about 20 infants and young children aged 1-3 at the same time.
Outside the children's activity area, there are multiple sofa blocks thoughtfully placed for adults to rest.
Aunt Ma said that in recent years, her little granddaughter often can only "stay" at home, and she likes to come to the "baby house" and play with her friends.
"I think the child is getting more cheerful now." Aunt Ma said happily.
Professional parenting teachers play games with children.
Photo courtesy of Jiangning Road Street
Both Pengpeng's parents work in foreign companies, and the two-year-old child can only be entrusted to the elderly on both sides.
Pengpeng's mother said that taking care of children is very hard, which not only makes the elderly suffer a lot, but also restricts their freedom of movement.
Now there is a "baby house" near the community, where children can be temporarily taken care of for a few hours, which somewhat gives the elderly some freedom and gives them time to take a nap.
In the central urban area, land is expensive, and Jiangning Road Street has used its brains to select the site of the "Baby House" in the community, "doing a dojo in a snail shell", and adopting an "embedded" model: embedding the "Baby House" that is integrated into an old service center After taking care of their babies, the elderly can have meals in the elderly canteen in the building and participate in activities in the activity room; the "baby house" embedded in the community party and mass service center is across the road from the community affairs acceptance center, which is convenient for the public to handle related affairs.
The street revitalizes three spaces again, and three "baby houses" will be built.
Time is now being spent on remodeling.
"'Baby House' is taken from the homonym of 'hug me', hoping to support families in the community with temporary childcare needs." Yu Wenjun told reporters, "'Baby House' was built in the service center for the elderly, highlighting the It is the characteristic of being together with the young and the young.” Yu Wenjun believes that if the old people with rich experience and experience and the children who are curious and curious are often together, you can expect to get some wonderful reactions and effects.
On the day of the interview, Aunt Ma told the reporter that after entrusting her granddaughter to the teacher of the "Baby House", she went to the community health service center to dispense medicine and went to the convenience service room to have her hair cut.
Two hours later, she packed her lunch in the seniors' cafeteria, and then went to the "Baby House" to pick up her granddaughter.
Li Ting, deputy director of the Jiangning Road Sub-district Office, told reporters that considering the "sustainable" construction of the "baby house" is not a "head-slapping" decision, after many investigations and discussions.
Now the community "Baby House" will provide 12 free childcare services a year. After a period of operation, the operator intends to charge appropriately on the basis of ensuring that each baby enjoys 12 free childcare services.
Li Ting revealed that the specific charging standard has not yet been determined, but it must be far below the market price.
The space outside the classroom of the "Baby House" in the community simulates the natural situation and creates a panda-themed "Qinqin Bamboo Garden".
Photo courtesy of Jiangning Road Street
Sun Zhong, deputy director of Jing'an District Education Bureau, introduced that in the future, Jing'an District will build a group of community "baby houses" in more residential areas, so that more community residents can conveniently enjoy diverse, high-quality childcare services.
For example, Jiangning Community has incorporated the Jiangjiaxiang residential area into the planning and construction of a new batch of "baby houses".
At the same time, all streets and towns in the district will also plan to open more community childcare service facilities in conjunction with the construction of the "15-minute living circle".
"We hope that each street and town will build a 'baby house' based on its own actual conditions. The needs of community childcare services and their own layouts are different, and there may be more forms in the future."
Sun Zhong revealed that the construction of the "Baby House" in Jing'an District has established a multi-department joint working class to jointly conduct research and guidance on the construction of the "Baby House" and provide a strong guarantee.
"The education department is also trying to open the gates of public kindergartens and build 'baby houses'."
Wang Ping, director of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, revealed that within the "14th Five-Year Plan", Shanghai strives to achieve 85% coverage of "baby houses" in the city's streets and towns, and strives to reach 100% coverage in the central urban area, so as to provide citizens with nearby convenience. Temporary care and time care services.