Nearly 5,000 More Children Enrolled in Preschool this Year

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Photo: Dusko Marusic/PIXSELL
Photo: Dusko Marusic/PIXSELL

This school year the total number of children included in preschool education programmes reached 142,440, of whom 68,933 were girls (48.4%). The largest number of children enrolled in preschool education programmes was in the City of Zagreb (37,620), followed by Split-Dalmatia County (15,699) and Zagreb County (11,508).

Most children (81.2%) attended nurseries run by local government authorities, and 78.8% spent at least eight hours a day there.

Preschool education programmes included 41.11% of children aged 5-7, 37.2% aged 3-5, and 21.69% aged up to three years old.

Teachers accounted for 61.9% of preschool employees, and 95% of all employees were women.

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