Chiba city says that no more children are on the waiting list for daycare centers.
According to city officials, due to the steady increase of dual-income households, families requesting nursery and daycare services continued to increase in number. By 2010, demand far outweighed availability and thus, the number of children who were unable to be placed in daycare centers rose to 350, a record high for the city of Chiba.
However, the city provided increased funding for the establishment of more privately funded nurseries, and assisted with placing children in nurseries as spots became available. As a result, as of April 1, the city was able to announce that it had successfully established daycare and nursery programs for everyone, TBS reported Friday.
An official said the city will continue to increase the number of daycare facilities as part of its "No more children on the waiting list" program.© Japan Today