Speaker: Sven Iversen, Managing Director. AGF (Association of Family organisations), Germany.
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has undergone major dynamics and changes throughout the last years in Germany. There are discrepancies between families’ reported needs for places in early childhood education and care and the actual participation rates of children attending early childhood services. Still, the proportion of children under three years of age that attend publicly subsidised community-based early childhood education and care or family day care is increasing continuously.
From the perspective of the family organisations joined under the umbrella of AGF in Germany the following aspects of the quality of ECEC services have to be taken into account: general access to childcare and its opening hours, qualification and training of professionals, professional-child-ratio and maximum group size, development of guidelines for pedagogic work, training and educational partnership as well as long-term quality assurance.
Join us to hear about the work of AGF which has been advocating for strong investments in early childhood and closely monitoring the European Child Guarantee developments.
Save the date for other upcoming Breakfast Bytes in 2022:
22/11: Inclusive labour markets - a support service for persons with disabilities to match their skills with employment opportunities.
13/12: The Giant’s House –Child Safety and prevention on tour.
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