The Association of Autonomous Private Education Centers recalled this Thursday its call to mobilize in defense of nursery schools on Sunday, March 6, and to denounce that the European funds for the creation of new public places in Early Childhood Education and schooling in public schools in children from 0 to 3 years old will mean the closure of private nursery schools.
For this reason, Acade joined the national mobilization date proposed by the National Federation of Early Childhood Education Centers (Fenacein) in defense of the private early childhood education sector, which will take place in Madrid (Plaza de España) next Sunday 6 March at 12:30 p.m.
Acade called “for the participation of all its associates, workers, families, suppliers, and in general, all those who are involved with education from 0 to 3 years old and understand the economic, educational and social seriousness of the destruction of private nursery schools. The seriousness of the situation should lead all of us who are concerned about the survival of sector 0-3 to show unity.”
“On numerous occasions, it has expressed its disagreement with the central government for the use of European funds for the creation of new public places in Early Childhood Education. A measure that supposes absolute discrimination against the network of private infant schools, and restricts the constitutional right of families to freely choose the educational center. This without us having received any response so far, “he stressed in a statement.
He also indicated “by various means to the public administrations their rejection of the proposal to educate children from 0 to 3 years of age in public schools”, because it will mean “the massive closure of the more than 5,000 private nursery schools throughout the entire territory national, the loss of 50,000 jobs -90% female-, and the destruction of an educational sector that is vital for the economy and for reconciling the work and personal life of Spanish families”.
In addition, Acade continued, “it constitutes a frontal attack on the importance of the specialization work carried out by the early childhood educator.”