Community Cooperation Strategy for Afterschool Care in SeoulSubmitted by siadmin on Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:35
The Moon Jae-In Administration actively promotes ‘All Day Care policy’. To create a flexible and compact form of care that meets local conditions, the government has formulated the role of providing afterschool care for local governments and communities. The Seoul Metropolitan Government also proposed the establishment of a care system as a core task for the Minseon 7th ministry. In response, the purpose of this study was to establish a care system for afterschool care in Seoul and provide support strategies and tasks for enhancing public support so that after school care can be activated.
To find out the current status of providing after school care services, we analysed data of ‘A Care Class in Elementary School’, ‘Community Child Center’ and ‘Youth After School Academy’ in Seoul. To understand actual conditions and needs of operation, we conducted interviews with persons working for afterschool care organizations. In addition, a case study was conducted on regions and institutions where afterschool care was relatively well operated. We analysed characteristics of each case and draw implications.
Based on results of this study, we recommended policy directions, strategies and tasks for vitalizing afterschool care. We also proposed “systematization of caring”, “normalization of caring” and “universalization of caring” as a basic direction of policy for establishing afterschool care system. To strengthen public support for afterschool care, we suggest the following key policy tasks: (1) supporting the establishment of a support base, (2) establishing a legal institutional base, (3) operating afterschool caregiving cooperation model in Seoul, (4) building a mobile linkage system and (5) supporting and managing afterschool care programs. This report can contribute to the establishment of a framework for rebuilding a afterschool care system.