Child Care
Main contents of child care
Child care
- The term “child care” means the social welfare service to support child care centers and family caring that protect and raise preschoolers under the age of six (hereinafter “infants and young children”) safely and healthily and provide education suitable for the development characteristics of infants and younger children (Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of Article 2 of the Child Care Act).
Use of child care centers
- The term “child care center” means institutions caring for infants and young children entrusted by a guardian who is a person in parental authority, a protector, and any other person actually caring for infants or young children (Subparagraphs 3 and 4 of Article 2 of the Child Care Act).
- Those eligible for using hild care centers shall be infants and young children under the age of 6 who need child care, and if necessary, principals of child care centers may extend their child care by up to 12 years of age (Article 27 of the Child Care Act).