A minimum of two thousand kindergartens will be built or reconstructed in 2012 in Russia, said on Thursday during a multimedia video conference Moscow — St. Petersburg RIA Novosti State Duma deputy, president of the All-Russian public organization "Russian Educators" Ekaterina Semenova.
"At least two thousand kindergartens have to be reconstructed or created new ones, except this will open additional pre-school groups in schools," — said Semyonov. She added that in 2011 returned, rebuilt or opened about three thousand pre-school, one and a half years more than 800,000 children were places in kindergartens.
According to the MP, 14 Russian regions managed to cope with the shortage of places in kindergartens. Among them Mordovia, Novgorod, Tver and Perm regions, Magadan, Khabarovsk Territory. Also soon be solved this problem in the Leningrad Oblast and Moscow.
"Almost 75% of those in need — children from 0 to 3 years, in practice, today moms sending their children to kindergarten from 2 years", — said Semyonov.
She believes that a shortage of places and help to alleviate an electronic queue, which started while only in 12 regions and 27 municipalities. "This service removes the transparency problem of corruption in the queue for a place in kindergarten," — says the MP.
According to the Ministry of Education, at the beginning of 2011, Russia had about 5.5 million preschool children.