November 27, 2017 -- Every kindergarten in Beijing will be staffed with an educational inspector to oversight their operation, local authority said on Sunday night.
The move came after allegations of child abuse at a Chaoyang District kindergarten under the New York-listed RYB Education stirred nationwide outrage.
All districts are asked to staff each of the kindergartens with an educational inspector, and establish database based on inspections on the kindergartens' facilities, safety, sanitation, faculty and management, according to Beijing Municipal Education Commission.
Large-scale safety checks on the city's kindergartens are underway.
Immediate improvements will be ordered if inadequacies are found in facilities of fire control, surveillance and dining.
The districts are also required to help kindergartens to strengthen communication with parents and communities, and establish emergency mechanism.
Society of early childhood education in Beijing on Sunday issued an initiative for pre-school educators calling for protection and respect for children and strengthened self-discipline.