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Chapter 8 Supplementary Provisions
Article 55
For public child care centers or government licensed or registered private child care centers before December 31, 2011, and have converted into a preschool in accordance with this Act, at least one of the preschool educators allocated to each class of children over 5 years old and prior to entering elementary school shall be a preschool teacher, in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 17, by August 1, 2025 at the latest.
For public child care centers before December 31, 2011 who have their establishment permit revoked by failing to convert to a preschool in accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 55(pre-amendment)before the promulgation of this Act on May 29, 2018, the central competent authority shall, in accordance with the financial situation, subsidize the municipal or county(city)competent authority to establish a public preschool or non-profit preschool at the original location or in adjacent areas.
Article 56
Kindergartens or child care centers that have acquired category F-3(child care center or kindergarten)construction permit and building use permit in accordance with the Building Act prior to the December 31, 2011, or have acquired child care center preliminary permits in accordance with the Regulations for the Establishment and Permission of Private Children and Youth Welfare Institutes, or have acquired kindergarten preliminary permits in accordance with the Preschool Education Act, may apply for preschool establishment permits between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013 in accordance with the provisions regarding facility and equipment during that period. Other institutions shall comply with the provisions of facility and equipment under Paragraph 6 of Article 8 of this Act.
Article 57
Competent authorities at all levels shall collect, handle, or use personal information and establish a database of preschool-level children and preschool educators in order to understand and plan for educare services and subsidies for children, as well as the quota and allocation of preschool personnel.
Article 58
The enforcement rules of this Act shall be stipulated by the central competent authority.
Article 59
This Act shall take effect as of the date of promulgation.