The Bulletin of the Center for Research on Regional Economic Systems, the Graduate School of Social Science, Hiroshima University Issue 25
2014-03 発行

保育の質と子どもの発達に関するアンケート調査の概要 <研究ノート>

Brief Summary of Questionnaire Survey on Quality of ECEC and Child Development <Research Note>
Due to a rapidly aging population, ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) has become an important policy priority for Japan. Although the issue can be traced back to a shortage of publicly certified nurseries, the main issue at hand has been moved from quantitative issues to qualitative enhancement. However, there isn't enough data currently available that can be used to develop a quantitative analysis of the situation in Japan. This report provides a brief summary of a survey conducted in Sapporo and Higashi-Hiroshima in September 2013 which aims to clarify the correlation between the quality of ECEC and child developments with a comprehensive approach. The survey on institutions identified that while kindergarten teachers tend to have a better educational background, more experience, there is a possibility to lose their motivation to develop their professional career because their wage curve is flat same as care giver at nursery. The survey on parents indicates several inconsistent stances as well. For example, while parents are not satisfied with both the kindergarten teacher's qualification and skills, when asked if they would pay a higher tuition they responded that they would not.
保育・幼児教育(ECEC: early childhood education and care )
支払い意志額(WTP: Willingness to pay)
quality of nursery
parents needs for ECEC
willingness to pay(WTP)