About the project
In child daycare and preschool facilities, families from different cultures are part of everyday life. “Fit for Diversity” provides the first curriculum of its kind for the cultural diversity training of daycare staff. The program aims at expanding people’s knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their ability to act within the pedagogical routines of childcare facilities. The practice-oriented curriculum was developed by Landesverband Kindertagespflege Baden-Württemberg e.V., the state’s association of daycare facilities, in cooperation with the Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendforschung, Center of Childhood and Youth Research, at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg. “Fit for Diversity” is also targeted at multipliers active in qualification and training programs as well as advisory and support services for childcare providers. They can get to know the curriculum in a four-day workshop and then implement its content independently. With “Fit for Diversity”, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is building on an earlier project, “Equal Opportunities!”, with the same goals that had been developed for daycare and support services professionals.