Recently, the Korean government has mainly focused on providing childcare services. However, the childcare support system has received criticism due to the perceived current lack of regard for the various needs of parents from a diverse range of backgrounds. Therefore, the current study examines the status of the childcare delivery system in order to illuminate alternative measures to establish a more comprehensive system. Results show that the existing childcare support service delivery system lacks a coordinated structure, essentially due to the segmented administration procedures of service provision. This in turn creates a lack of accessibility and efficiency within the service. Additionally, the infrastructure of community- based childcare support is considered inadequate, since it concentrates mainly on parental counseling and training rather than the provision of comprehensive services.
This paper also sheds light on the issue of the distribution of community based childcare support according to the size of regions. Metropolitan cities tend to have a wider range of childcare support facilities. Rural areas tend to use existing facilities within multicultural family support centers or regional centers that provide direct and mobile service programs.
It is therefore suggested that providing regulations to make the community-based childcare support system more comprehensive and establishing a local coordinated support service that includes an information center, a city hall, and a public office, would address the need for a childcare service that meets the needs of families of diverse backgrounds more effectively.
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Ⅲ. 지역사회 육아지원서비스 제공 기관 현황
Ⅳ. 기관별 지역사회 육아지원서비스 제공 현황
Ⅴ. 사례 분석: 경기도 복지서비스 전달체계 운영 모형
Ⅵ. 지역사회 육아지원서비스 전달체계 개선 요구
Ⅶ. 지역사회 육아지원서비스 전달체계 개선 방안