On November 3, Shanghai Women's Federation (SWF) hosted a meeting preparing for an investigation on the needs of families with children under three years old. Women federation staff from Changning, Putuo, Hongkou, Yangpu and Songjiang divisions attended the meeting.
Gu Xiujuan, SWF division chief for children and household affairs surveyed a plan for the investigation. In her presentation, she pointed out that the investigation was difficult for its huge examples with limited time available and she asked her staff to try their best to do a good job despite of difficulties and ensure the investigation accurate and objective. Specialists from Fudan University and the local educational authority trained the SWF staff at the investigation group. SWF staff contributed their suggestions to perfect questionnaires for a better investigation at the meeting.