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Preschool institutions in AP Vojvodina

The Law on Fundamentals of Education System (“Official Gazette of the RS“, number 88/2017 and 27/18-other law) regulates the fundamentals of preschool, primary, secondary and adult education system, whereas the Law on Preschool Education (“Official Gazette of the RS“, number 18/2010, 101/2017,113/2017- other law, 95/2018- other law and 10/2019)) regulates the field of preschool education as part of the single education system.
The Rulebook on Fundamentals of the Preschool Education Programme is published in the “Official Gazette of the RS - Educational Gazette”, No. 16/2018, and entered into force on 25 September 2018.

As part of compulsory nine-year education, since the school year 2006/2007, parents have been obliged to enroll their children to a preschool institution, for the purpose of attending a compulsory preparatory preschool programme, which is implemented four hours a day, for at least nine months.
Education activities in preschool institutions are conducted in the Serbian language or minority languages for members of national communities. They may also be carried out as bilingual classes in minority language and the Serbian language, as well as in foreign language and the Serbian language and in foreign language and minority language.
The activity of preschool education is carried out in a preschool institution, and it can exceptionally be performed in a school, in accordance with law.

The Provincial Secretariat for Education determines conditions for establishing and commencement of work of preschool institution, in cooperation with local self-government bodies. Terms and conditions for establishing, commencement of work and performing activities include the following requirements that preschool institutions should meet: adequate number of children, programme, facilities, equipment, resources for implementation of upbringing and education activities, tutors and expert associates in accordance with compulsory standards, resources for establishing and work, as well as sanitary and technical requirements, in accordance with law and the statute of the preschool institution or school.
An institution may commence work and perform educational activities when it is determined that it fulfills requirements for the establishment, commencement of work and performance of activities, when it receives the Decision on Verification and is entered into the Registry of the competent authority.

Directory of public and private preschool institutions in AP Vojvodina Preuzmi (The document is currently available in the Serbian language only)