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Official Gazette

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Early childhood education in disadvantaged areas to receive better financial aid

Updated: 14:21’ - 15/09/2020
More public early childhood classes will be built in communes with particularly difficult socio-economic conditions, as part of a policy on early childhood education development issued by the Government under Decree 105 dated September 8.

Accordingly, by 2025, the nation will have at least one early childhood classroom per commune solidly built with funds allocated from central and local budgets.

A class of Hmong preschool children in Khuoi Ma village, Hung Loi commune, Yen Son district, Tuyen Quang province__Photo: Nam Suong/VNA

In addition, early childhood classes in communes with particularly difficult socio-economic conditions in coastal areas or islands and communes in difficult areas will receive support to provide food for children they educate. Specifically, funds for providing food for early childhood children will be calculated based on the number of children allowed to have boarding meals, at least equal to VND 2.4 million per month for every 45 children.

Meanwhile, non-public and private kindergartens in industrial parks with at least 30 percent of children being workers' children in these industrial parks will be provided with necessary tools, toys and teaching materials on the list issued by the Ministry of Education and Training as well as funds for renovation of physical facilities to directly serve child care, nurturing and education.

The minimum aid level is VND 20 million per independent kindergarten.

Also under the Decree, an amount of VND 160,000 per month will be provided to children belonging to special groups for up to nine months in a school year.

They include children whose parents or caregivers reside permanently in particularly difficult villages, communes, and particularly poor coastal areas and islands; children who have no caregivers; children in poor families or families living just above the poverty line; children of fallen heroes, war invalids or sick soldiers; children of heroes of the people's armed forces; children of other social beneficiaries; and children with disabilities.

As for early childhood teachers of the above-said communes, an amount of VND 450,000 will be provided every month to those teaching children og the two or more age groups with two sessions a day or directly teaching Vietnamese language to groups of ethnic minority children.

Aid will be provided in conjunction with monthly salaries and may not be used for payment of social insurance, health insurance and unemployment insurance benefits.

The new Decree will supersede Decree 06 of 2018 from November this year.-

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