In this sense, the deputy for Citizens (Cs), Vidina Espino, recalled that the schooling rate in the Canary Islands in the first year of Early Childhood Education is 16%, compared to the Spanish average of 38%, and that of the 88 Canarian municipalities, there are 42 without a single square for this level. Manuela Armas indicated that the Government of the Canary Islands is determined to give a boost to education from 0 to 3 years in this legislature and that is why, in addition to the nursery school plan that is being carried out, it contemplates the construction of new centers thanks to the arrival of ministerial and European funds.
“We must make agreements with the municipalities for the construction of new centers, that is key,” said Manuela Armas, who also highlighted the need to adapt the empty nursery and primary classrooms for the 2 to 3-year stretch. The counselor announced that the nursery school plan is well advanced and will be sent to Parliament shortly. In addition, he announced that today a cooperation instrument between the regional and local administrations will be presented to the Canarian Federation of Municipalities (Fecam) to advance in this regard.