About the Project
Cultural diversity has long been a reality at daycare centers. Education specialists work with children and families from different backgrounds, realities of life, and everyday experiences on a daily basis. New qualification requirements arise based on the desire to provide equal development opportunities for all children and to accommodate the heterogeneity of children and their families. The Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendforschung, Center of Childhood and Youth Research, have launched the qualification program "Equal Opportunities!", which has the objective of supporting education professionals who work in preschools in making use of the resources and strengths that the children and their families bring with them from their cultures, languages, and environments for educational processes. At the heart of the project is a skills-based curriculum, on the basis of which educators study theoretical foundations and review their mindsets, tasks, and the culture of their institutions.