30.10.2019: AGF conference “Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age”

On 30 October 2019, the AGF symposium “Quality of all-day care for children of primary school age” took place in Berlin. More than 70 participants from science, practice and politics discussed quality aspects in regards to the planned expansion of all-day care for children of primary school age. Within the framework of the German Social Law (SGB VIII), the legal […]

“Good ECEC law” unfortunately is not a good ECEC law

[18. 9. 2018] On the occasion of the “Gute-Kita-Gesetz” (Good Childcare Act), which is to be passed by the Federal Cabinet tomorrow, the organisations within the Association of German Family Organisations regret that the government is missing its targets with its draft bill. “With good intentions, the Minister of Family Affairs has once set out to improve the provision of […]

AGF family organisations for a better quality in kindergartens

[29. 8. 2017] In regard of the 10th anniversary of the so called ‘Krippengipfel’ from 2007, which led to an entitlement for children under three years to attend a kindergarten, and in combination with the current Ländermonitor of the Bertelsmann-Foundation, the family organisations emphasize the need of a high quality in early childhood education and care and therefore advocate common […]

Joint declaration on quality standards in daycare facilities for children

[15. 11. 2016] 16 family organisations, children rights organisations, social welfare organisations and trade unions call for quality standards in daycare facilities for children. Jointly they welcome the process that was started by the state on national and federal level to increase the quality in child care and expect concrete outcomes. The joint declaration has not been translated so far. […]

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Position paper on high quality child care

[7. 4. 2016] On occasion of the current debate on quality child care facilities AGF has published a position paper. The German family organisations aim for high quality child care facilities. Therefore in their position paper they suggest concrete criteria for quality standards. The English version of the position paper can be downloaded here Areas of action for high-quality education, […]

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30.11.2015: Conference on high quality child care

In the AGF conference on high quality day care facilities and services for children, the experts discussed an AGF paper proposal on what high quality in child care facilities means and how it can be be achieved. The number of children, particularly under the age of three, visiting day care facilities has been rising in the past years. Children are […]

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25.06.2015: European Expert Meeting Good Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Experts from sciences, politics and organisations from different European countries discussed at the expert meeting, what good quality in early childhood education and care means and how it can be achieved. Therefore, the experiences and current developments in Finland, Scotland and Germany were presented and added by examples how to deal with ethnic diversity and of the current situation in […]