Dostupnost i korištenje usluga predškolskog odgoja i obrazovanja te drugih oblika skrbi
Availability and usage of early childhood education and care services, and other types of care
The chapter presents the results of quantitative survey on types of formal and informal childcare arrangements which are used in Croatia for children under the age of six. It also addresses the problems parents face while accessing different programs of early childhood and education, mainly those related to availability and affordability of ECEC. The results indicates how parents of children under the three often rely on informal sources of childcare (mainly grandparents and mothers), while parents of older children often combine formal and informal sources of childcare.