Professors and teachers from Japan study Swedish school-age educare (Fritidshem)
Sweden has a long and unique history of afterschool care for children 6-12 years of age. In 1978 the first University program started in Sweden for teachers at school-age educare. In 2016 leisure-time centers were included in the Swedish school curriculum. Today about 90% of all children 6-9 years attend these centers.
With this background a Japanese group of 15 scientists visited SQC to study the system of school-age educare in Sweden. In the program lectures by representatives from the Stockholm Municipality, Stockholm University and Labor Union were included. The group also visited a number of leisure-time centers and met with staff and played with children there