ERIC Number: ED367491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care in Sweden. Fact Sheets on Sweden.
Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
This fact sheet outlines Sweden's policies of government-supported child care and parental insurance provisions. Swedish families receive: (1) free maternity and child health care; (2) child allowances for each child of 9,000 krona per year through age 16; (3) up to 450 days of paid parental leave for the birth of a child, with 360 days paid at 90 percent of the parent's normal pay rate; and (4) up to 60 days of paid leave per year to take care of a sick child. Child care in Sweden is considered a public responsibility, and is financed by the state, local municipalities, and parental fees. Parents sending their children to part-time preschools and part-time group care pay no fees, while day care centers, family day care centers, and leisure centers for school-age children receive partial state subsidies. Early childhood curriculum, staff training, and programs for special needs and immigrant children are also discussed. Tables provide statistical information about the distribution of preschool child care, the cost distribution of public child care, state subsidies to public child care, and the percentage of children in various child care arrangements. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.