State Parents Committee

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Parents' committees in Germany representatives of the parents of the schools and day care centers at country level. Depending on the federal state , the parent organizations are also called advisory boards. Because of the federalism that exists in the field of education in Germany, there are different rights and legal anchors.

Analogous to the parent representatives in the individual day care centers and schools, the state parent representatives represent the concerns of the children towards the state governments , the responsible ministries , state youth welfare offices , the political parties as well as professional , sponsoring and interest groups . At the same time, you are the central point of contact for parents in day-care centers or schools.

In Rhineland-Palatinate, the work of the state parents 'committee of day-care centers and regional parents' committees is anchored in law at the city or district level (Daycare Act-RLP §3 sentence 4).

In Hamburg, the regional aging committee (LEA) consists of 5 delegates each from the seven district parenting committees (BEA). The district committees are made up of the elected parent representatives of the daycare centers (parent committee) of the crèches, daycare centers (daycare centers), after-school care centers and the afternoon care of the new open all-day school (GBS). The legal basis for the work of the LEA, BEA and parents' committees is the Child Care Act (KiBeG).

The main focuses of the work of the LEA are:

  • Improvement of the personnel and financial resources at all childcare locations in order to be able to meet children with special needs as well as the growing demands on qualified, holistic educational work (small group work, language training, etc.). This applies in particular to all-day care (also at schools and in after-school care centers), which presents these children and educators with special challenges.
  • Consideration of the "indirect educational work" of the day-care center (including observation and documentation, preparation and follow-up of educational offers, discussions with parents, substitution times) in all types of services.
  • Inclusion of the LEA in questions of childcare before and after school as well as during vacation periods.
  • A committee appointed by parents, sponsors and authorities to develop and evaluate the quality of all daycare centers, in which all those involved have equal rights.
  • Quality reporting that is transparent for parents at all childcare locations.
  • Legal entitlement of at least 6 hours in order to be able to guarantee the pedagogical work in accordance with the Hamburg educational recommendations, while retaining all previous "smaller" types of service (K4, E4, E5).
  • Freedom of choice and diversity in the type, scope and form of childcare.

The state parenting committees and state parenting councils of the day-care centers are united nationwide in the Federal Association of Parents in Day-Care Centers, BEVK.

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