Corona-stimulus package: A billion euros for the Expansion of child-care places

The Federal Cabinet has put in the frame of the Corona-stimulus package, an additional billion euros for the Expansion of childcare places available. In the cri

Corona-stimulus package: A billion euros for the Expansion of child-care places

The Federal Cabinet has put in the frame of the Corona-stimulus package, an additional billion euros for the Expansion of childcare places available. In the crisis, have shown even more clearly the importance of reliable child care and day care, said Federal Minister for family Affairs Franziska Giffey (SPD) after the Cabinet meeting. Are planned of 90,000 childcare places, because in the meantime, around 34 percent or approximately 820,000 children under the age of three attend a day-care centre. Before the right to claim it had been only 13 percent. "We see a societal change." In spite of all the expansion efforts, there is still a "gap between need and care rate," said Giffey more.

Heike Schmoll

Political correspondent in Berlin, responsible for the "formation of worlds".

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the need for a kindergarten spent with the children under three years of age-place of about 49 percent. In the case of children between three years and compulsory school age-about 93 percent of all children attended a nursery, but here, too, the needs of 97 percent was not covered yet.

Until June 2021 must be reviewed and approved, the appropriations in this fifth investment program. They can be used for day-care facilities, for the conversion of spaces, for digital equipment, for the renovation of toilets or hygiene measures.

500 million euros for the digital equipment of schools

a 1.5 billion Euro for the Expansion of full-day care of elementary school children are Additionally provided. A further 500 million euros are intended for the digital equipment of schools. In addition, the Federal government wants to cost as in the case of day-care places at a comparable level to the operation for the all-day school places to participate. A special deck of Confederation to the countries. to solve

more Difficult the Problem, that more thousands of educators were absent, be. "Without good and reliable professionals it is not," said Giffey, however. The educator occupation a shortage occupation is. The Minister pleaded for a substantial appreciation of the educators ' profession and the training must be nationally free. It could be that someone could not afford a teacher training.

the three-year funding in the framework of the Skilled worker campaign there is now in every state, an offer for a paid and tuition-free training. With the current decisions of the Bundestag and the Bundesrat of the social insurance obligation for this training model, from the next year of training will finally rule. Numerous countries have also begun with funds from the Good-Kita-law with own steps to securing a skilled workforce and the number of funded places increased.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 15:19

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