The aim of the monitoring was to determine whether the fees parents pay for the preschool changed after September 1, 2013.
The research consists of two parts: semi-formalized interviews with the parents of children that attend municipal preschools and collection of official data concerning the price by sending out formal requests to the constituent territories and municipalities of the Russian Federation.
The data collection was conducted in eight federal districts of the Russian Federation. Every federal district was represented by 3 constituent territories selected by the criterion of budgetary provision. Every constituent territory of Russia (apart from Moscow and Saint Petersburg) was represented in the monitoring by two cities - the capital of the territory and the second largest city.
As a result the poll was conducted in 8 federal districts, 24 territories and 46 cities or towns.
The results of the monitoring of the changes in preschool education costs after the FZ-№ 273 «On education in Russian Federation» entered force were presented on December 4 at the Action Forum conference organized by the All-Russia People’s Front.