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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