In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Childcare Promotion Institute, the Institute of Child Care and Education held the 3rd Forum of the “4th Basic Plan for Mid- to Long-Term Care” at the Education Center on the 6th floor of the Childcare Promotion Institute on October 14, 2022 (Fri).
Starting with the greeting of Choi Jong-kyun, head of the Office for Population Policy of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, presentations were conducted by division to establish the 4th mid- to long-term basic plan for childcare. The following presentations were made by each division: in the first division, Kang Jung-won, a professor at Korean Bible University, presented on "Comprehensive Family Care Support with the Introduction of Parent Benefits;" in the second division, Kim Jung-hwa, a professor at Mokpo National University, presented on "Improvement of the Quality of Child-centered Childcare Services"; in the third division, Kwon Ki-nam, a professor at Osan College, presented on "Enhancing the Professionalism and Capacity of Childcare Faculty"; and in the fourth division, Shin Na-ri, a professor at Chungbuk National University, presented on "Strengthening the Basis for Childcare." The discussion was led by Seo Young-sook, an honorary professor at Sookmyung Women's University. The following participants expressed their opinions on the 4th Basic Plan for Mid- to Long-Term Care: Hwang Ok-kyung, a professor at Seoul Theological University; Cho Mak-rae, a researcher at the Seoul Foundation of Women & Family; Kim Mi-jung, a researcher at the Gyeonggido Women & Family Foundation; Kim Mi-jung, president of Chungnam Child Care Support Center; Won Se-yeon, director of Childbirth and Childcare Division of the Busan Metropolitan City Hall; Lee Joong-kyu, president of the Korea Edu-care Association; Ham Mi-young, head of the Nursery Teacher Branch of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions; and Yoo Bo-young, director of Child Care Policy Division of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.