In Germany, pre-school (early childhood) education and care is voluntary, and run by different types of institutional settings. You will find English language information on the political and legal framework for childcarre and family support, statistical data and the international context here, as well as resources focusing on benefits. For a more complex, comprehensive German language catalogue, please visit Elementarbildung: Bildung und Erziehung in Kindertagesbetreuung<&/a>
Guaranteed daycare for under-threes starts in Germany
The article outlines the right of children under the age of three to a daycare placement (as of August 2013), the simultaneous introduction of subsidiary payment for parents who care for their children at home, lack of places in big cities, lack of qualified personnel.
Country profile Germany: European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC)
Information about family policy, childcare benefits, parental support in Germany, listing objectives and funding. Links to important sources - EPIC is used to collect and disseminate information regarding family-related policy and support measures in member states of the European Union, aiming to foster the participation of parents in the labour market and in economic growth.
Parenting in Germany
The German Missions in the U.S. and the editors of Young Germany have compiled an annotated list of legal and financial provisions for young parents in Germany, giving information about child benefits, protection for pregnant women and mothers, sources of income and how to apply, custody rights regulation. Further contributions on fatherhood, raising children abroad.
Education in early childhood (BAMF)
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees offers information, advice and addresses concerning early childhood, daycare provisions, fostering early language development, multilingualism.
National reports on early childhood education and care
The Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany: Early childhood education and care
The excerpt is part of a national dossier published by the Secretariat of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, with a description of responsibilities, structures and developments in education policy for the exchange of information in Europe. This chapter focuses on pre-primary education (early childhood education and care, [...]
Dokument von: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
National Educational Panel Study (Germany)
In modern knowledge societies, education has become the key factor not only for economic growth and prosperity but also for a successful private life. The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) has been set up to
find out more about how education is acquired, to see how it impacts on individual biographies, and to describe and analyze the major educational processes and trajectories across the life span. Some [...]