China will push for legislation on pre-school education to a provide legal guarantee for the operation and management of such institutions, Vice Minister of Education Tian Xuejun said.
Tian made the remarks at a press conference organized by the State Council Information Office, with regards to a child abuse case at RYB Education New World Kindergarten in Beijing that received widespread attention.
Tian said the ministry was already doing research on the legislation.
"The ministry will also complete the requirements on qualifications of teachers engaged in pre-school education and is considering formulating a code of ethics for them," Tian said.
He also mentioned a plan to step up supervision of kindergartens and solve the problem of insufficient resources for pre-school education.
Tian said the abuse case exposed the conflict between public demand for pre-school enrollment and insufficient development of pre-school education.
"It also showed that some local authorities and kindergartens still have problems of unsound management and failure to implement or fully implement regulations," he said.