Insights into ElKiS
About the Project
Multilingual people are becoming qualified as parent–preschool language mediators – or "ElKiS" – through training courses developed specifically for voluntary language mediation in preschools. They build bridges between preschool staff and parents, they interpret, and are sensitive to different points of view and perceptions. ElKiS are used in individual discussions with parents.
In these discussions, the preschools’ approaches and the parents’ childcare expectations are clarified. Together, they also determine how the child’s development can be encouraged. The aim is to create a genuine partnership in terms of education and childcare between parents and childcare facilities for the benefit of the child.