A few words about the system of payment for kindergartens.

     The fee for visiting public kindergartens should be market. It should cover all costs of the gardens, taking into account the depreciation of buildings and property.

     But for visiting kindergartens people have to pay differently. Those who have waited for their turn from the akimat, must choose the kindergarten at their discretion and conclude an agreement with it. On the basis of this agreement the akimat must pay for the services of this kindergarten for these parents. The principle “Money goes for the child” should work here, just as it works in hospitals: “Money goes for the patient”, just as it will soon work in schools: “Money goes for the student”.

     It would seem that the result is the same: for the same amount of money from the budget, the same number of children in the same state kindergartens will be served. However, the difference is fundamental and very important. The state will not have preschools, but pay for their services. And the money should not be transferred to kindergartens for their very existence, but to parents themselves, so that they make the choice in favor of better quality.

     In this case, not only state kindergartens, but private ones will start to fight for state money through the choice of parents. But most importantly, as the cost of visiting public gardens will increase, prices in private gardens will no longer frighten parents. They will be drawn into them. Demand will lead to supply. Dozens of businessmen will begin to invest in the construction of new gardens. This type of activity will be profitable.

     In this way, we will be able to overcome the deficit of kindergartens much earlier than planned only at the expense of the state.

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