Besides the acute shortage of places and the non-observance of European norms, kindergartens in Bucharest still have a problem, because they do not respect the norms imposed by the European Union, because the preschoolers play, learn, sleep and eat in the same room, in the case of kindergartens with overtime. The statement belongs to the school inspector general, Cristian Alexandrescu. In his opinion, according to European norms, a group of preschoolers should have three rooms available, while with us, the same room serves as a space for learning, eating and sleeping.
Moreover, preschool groups are not allowed to be large. On the other hand, in kindergartens in Bucharest one does not work according to norms, but with many more children. Some groups have up to 40 preschoolers, which represents a huge burden for educators, Alexandrescu believes.
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May 30, 2007