Kindergartens. State vs Private.

Child building with blocks

It seems like there is a kindergarten around every corner in Shanghai these days. Given how vast Shanghai is, that must be a high number of kindergartens in operation. Although, given the population here, it isn’t such a big surprise. Anting alone has a higher population than my hometown city, York! It’s amazing how many people you can cram into a high rise tower block…

Tuning into the news recently, the government are actively encouraging citizens to reproduce as they are well aware of their country’s declining population. After all, it won’t be long before India overtakes them as being crowned the most populous country on Earth. The aged population here is massive, they are the domineering force, the vocal majority! Anyway, with this proactive approach by the government to encourage citizens to have babies, kindergartens are there to take a slice of the pie. But is there a difference between the state owned kindergartens and the privately owned ones?

This is a big question, and I’m not going to attempt to answer it here right now. In fact, I’m intending on making a short documentary on the subject. I’ve recently been getting to grips with the ins and outs of DSLR cameras and video editing software. I’ve taken quite a fondness of it, so much so,  I’ll test what I’ve learnt and shoot it at something that should provoke some kind of discussion and debate. Everyone loves a good debate right?

The subject isn’t to far off on a tangent, as it is relateable  to Can Cubs. So in the not too distant future I will revisit this question and hopefully provide some useful information. Stay tuned.

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