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TSMC workers account for 1.8% of births in Taiwan

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
Firm offers 'TSMC Child Care Benefit Program 2.0,' 4 preschools

Keoni Everington is a senior journalist at Taiwan News with 15 years of experience covering news about Taiwan and China. Over his eight years at Taiwan News, Everington has covered a wide range of topics such as cross-strait tensions, US-Taiwan ties, local politics, cultural practices, and issues affecting foreign residents.

TSMC employees help their child create water filter. (TSMC photo)

TSMC employees help their child create water filter. (TSMC photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Babies born to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) staff last year accounted for 1.8% of the country's total births.
In its latest issue of the firm's environmental, social, and governance newsletter, TSMC highlighted its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment, supporting employees in balancing family care and career development. In 2023, there were 2,463 children born to TSMC employees, representing 1.8% of the record-low 135,571 births in Taiwan.

It pointed out that in addition to promoting its “TSMC Child Care Benefit Program 2.0," to create a “parent-friendly workplace,” it has set up four preschools on the campuses of the science parks in Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan. These centers offer a “safe and high-quality learning environment” for employees' children aged 2 to 6, with childcare services available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., aligning with employee work schedules.

Since last year, TSMC's childcare centers have been open to employees' children from subsidiary companies and affiliated enterprises. Starting this academic year (2024), the scope will be expanded to include employees' children from campus management authorities and various companies within the campuses.

TSMC's childcare centers are the first in the science parks to be registered and approved by the government. They follow the Ministry of Education's curriculum guidelines for preschool education and incorporate theme-based exploratory education.

The curriculum focuses on four main themes: "Theme-based Science Education," "Immersive Food and Agriculture Education," "Lifestyle Language Education," and “Interactive Parenting Education.”