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Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

Employment Rate for Korean Moms Remains Low, Despite High Enrollment in Kindergarten Programs

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Countries are expanding social childcare and education systems in attempt to eliminate career breaks for women caused by childbirth and childcare. Unlike in major developed countries, however, the employment rate of women and kindergarten enrollment of children in South Korea is not directly proportional. According to an analysis released [...]

Kindergarten Director Slammed After Telling Teachers Not to Get Pregnant in the Same Period

Kindergarten Director Slammed After Telling Teachers Not to Get Pregnant in the Same Period

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A kindergarten director in Seoul is facing criticism after having told multiple female teachers not to get pregnant at the same time to avoid interfering with class schedules. The controversial comment was brought up by the Seoul government’s human rights committee at a meeting held on Friday, during which [...]

Concern Over Halloween’s Growing Popularity at Korean Kindergartens

Concern Over Halloween’s Growing Popularity at Korean Kindergartens

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Halloween has become exceedingly popular in Korea over the past few years. Despite the holiday being mainly American, or Western, seeing young adults in costumes strolling the streets on the night of October 31 is no longer an unfamiliar sight.  However, the event has even spread its influence to [...]

Getting into Kindergarten Harder than Entering College

Getting into Kindergarten Harder than Entering College

CHUNGJU, Nov.11 (Korea Bizwire) – At a popular nursery school, parents waited quietly as a lottery to determine which children would enter kicked off. You could cut the tension with a knife. In the end, only 25 children were selected to enter the class for five-year-olds, even though 118 applied. The 93 parents whose children [...]