In the state of São Paulo, 58,547 thousand children from zero to three years old are waiting for a place in a daycare center. In 62.63% of the units in São Paulo, there is a queue. Even in the face of the expressive demand, more than half of the municipalities do not have construction works for day care centers to cope with the requests.
The are data from a report by the Court of Auditors of the State of São Paulo (TCE), published in November last year, after complaints made by the State Observatory of Early Childhood Education of São Paulo, formed by sector movements and parliamentarians.
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Luciene Cavalcante, a member of the Observatory, a public school supervisor from the São Paulo municipal network and elected federal deputy (PSOL-SP), says: “It’s scary to think that these scenarios happen in the state of São Paulo, which has record surplus budgets. in a pandemic there is no cash problem, money. This all reveals a very big attack on childhood “.
The parliamentarian, who is a substitute for Marina Silva and Sônia Guajajara in the federation between PSOL and Rede, explains that the Observatory is now seeking to hold a public hearing with the presence of the TCE to discuss the data with civil society – a hearing took place shortly after conclusion of the report last year, but without the presence of the court.
The document brings an analysis of 223 day care centers that serve children from zero to three years old in 190 municipalities in São Paulo.
A fact that draws attention is the average number of children from zero to three years old per teacher. About 33% of schools have an average of more than eight children per teacher. Only 14.41% observe the municipal regulation on the subject. When the range is restricted to children from two to three years old, 53.36% of the schools have a teacher to assist up to 15 children.
The report also made an analysis of the buildings visited by the TCE. The most shocking data is that 73% of daycare centers do not have the Fire Department Inspection Report within the validity period.
Along the same lines, 52.47% of establishments have a problem such as cracks, cracks, leaks, leaks, infiltrations, mold, peeling, among others. Data also show that almost 40% of day care centers do not have certain accessibility conditions, such as ramps, guardrails, handrails and tactile flooring.
O Brazil in fact asked the Secretary of Education of the State of São Paulo for a position on the data compiled in the report, but did not receive a response as of the closing of this article. The space remains open.
Editing: Nicolau Soares
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