Why are we running this project?
Today, qualified professionals in day care centers are faced with many new challenges. Examples of this are the enacted curricula of all the federal states, the expansion of day care facilities for children under three years of age, the high percentage of children with an immigrant background, and the further development of day care facilities at family centers. So that qualified childhood-education staff can manage this increased range of responsibilities, additional qualification measures are necessary which build upon their already acquired degree.
What are our goals?
In January 2009, the project WiFF - Advancing Further Education of Early Childhood Professionals was launched. Following the program "PiK - Professionals in Day Care Centers," with this initiative, the Robert Bosch Stiftung continues in its commitment to professionalizing childhood-education teachers in Germany.
In the area of childhood education, WiFF develops further-education content which provides a basis for consensus as well as models for the acceptance of high-quality further education based on educational achievements. The project's goal is to improve the quality, transparency, and permeability of the childhood further-education system for which 670,000 qualified staff members already work. The nationwide quality-development process actively includes current initiatives from the federal states as well as providers of further education and training, and advocates the networking of all participants.