China has launched a campaign to address problems concerning kindergartens affiliated to urban residential communities.
Communities that do not have their own kindergartens or those with an insufficient number of kindergartens will have to build or purchase new ones, according to a notice issued by the State Council.
Existing community-affiliated kindergartens should all be handed over to local education and administrative authorities to be turned into public or inclusive private ones, the notice said.
Such kindergartens should be non-profit, it said.
A task force will be set up for the campaign with officials from the State Council, the Ministry of Education and several other ministerial-level departments.