[Tagging] Add amenity=childcare to Map Features?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 04:37:28 UTC 2019

The tag amenity=childcare is fairly popular (used 17,000 times), and
it's supported by the iD editor and the Openstreetmap-carto rendering.

Should this tag be added to the wiki page Map Features?

The original proposal wasn't supported because some people thought
that amenity=kindergarten should be used for all types of childcare,
not only preschools/kindergartens. This seems to be the common
situatoin in Germany, but may not match they types of daycare /
childcare / preschool facilities available in other countries. For
example, in the USA most preschools do not take older children after
school; such after-school care is usually provided by separate

Wiki page:  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dchildcare
Proposal:  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/childcare
Compare to Kindergarten:

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