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Family Matters! Support for parents and families 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.
Information about family policy, childcare benefits, parental support in Germany, listing objectives and funding, linking to important sources - In February 2013 the European Commission (EC) adapted the Recommendation “Investing in Children- breaking the cycle of disadvantage” as part of the Social Investment Package which proposes a long-term social strategy to help [...]
Information on pregnancy and protection at work, parental leave, child allowance, childcare, targeting immigrants in Germany.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees offers information, advice and addresses concerning early childhood, daycare provisions, fostering early language development, multilingualism.
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.
National reports on 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 [...]
Dokument von: Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KMK)
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 [...]
The summary from the national report on education also looks at early childhood education and care, where significant changes have led to an increase of provisions for children under the age of three.
International reports on the situation of children in Germany
Barcelona objectives: The development of childcare facilities for young children in Europe with a view to sustainable and inclusive growth
Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. - The so-called ‘Barcelona targets’, agreed by EU leaders in 2002, say that childcare should be provided for 90% of children between three years old and the mandatory school age, and for 33% of children under three. The aim [...]
This study forms part of the follow-up to the 2006 European Commission Communication on `Efficiency and Equity in European Education and Training Systems` which explicitly refers to pre-primary education as an effective means to establish the basis for further learning, preventing school drop-out, increasing equity of outcomes and overall skill levels`. The study examines the [...]
The availability of adequate childcare services is a growing concern for citizens across Europe. A better availability of childcare services can boost labour market participation and support gender equality and social inclusion while also working to reverse declining fertility rates by reducing the cost of childbearing in terms of career opportunities. This report examines the [...]
Studien der OECD im Bereich frühkindelicher Entwicklung sowie Schule, z.B. Starting Strong, PISA und TALIS.