The purpose of this study is to guarantee fair execution of government budget and enhance policy effectiveness by establishing objective and feasible standards of financing support provided to childcare centres for functionality enhancement and environmental improvement.
The study was conducted on the basis of the following methods. First, examine policies, laws, and statistics on the financing support provided for functionality enhancement and environmental improvement. Second, conduct an on-line survey to public officials in charge of functionality enhancement fund. Third, targeting 206 corporation childcare centres, study the current status of financing support for functionality enhancement. Fourth, have in-depth interviews with principals of three different types of childcare centres—public childcare centres, corporation childcare centres, and private childcare centres. Fifth, form an advisory council that consists of childcare officials, principals of childcare centres, heads of childcare information centres, and academic experts, to collect opinions and design questionnaires.
As a result of the study, this paper establishes standards of financing support provided to public childcare centres for construction of a new building, reconstruction and extension, and renovation and repair. The study also establishes standards of financing support provided to private childcare centres for their environmental improvement. Additionally, this paper recommends policy direction to ensure fair and reasonable execution of projects aiming to enhance functionalities of childcare centres. In details, the paper proposes the following five measures. First, increase government fund so that functionality-enhancement projects can be operated on a more stable basis. Second, build infrastructure that can meet actual childcare demand, instead of providing support just to meet target numbers. Third, raise the ceiling of the financial support for functionality enhancement. Fourth, establish objective support standards and strengthen monitoring to ensure that the government provides fair and impartial support. Fifth, raise the ceiling of the financing support and lower interest rates for private childcare centres taking part in environmental improvement projects.
Table Of Contents
Ⅱ. 제도 및 법적 근거
Ⅲ. 기능보강비 지원 실태 및 요구
Ⅳ. 어린이집 기능보강비 및 환경개선 융자지원 기준 개선방안
Ⅴ. 정책 제언
Ⅵ. 통합적 육아지원 모형개발 및 시범적용