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Supporting newly arrived parents – a guide

Parents who have recently moved to Baden-Württemberg need information that is tailored to their situation, so they can quickly and easily find their way around the education system. This should be wide-ranging enough for them to be able to cope with practical challenges; but it should not be overfilled with too much detail. The Wegweiser website supports parents in finding their bearings in their new home and gives integration officers, parent representatives, teachers and parent mentors, who are in contact with newly arrived parents, diverse options for supporting them.

Collection of materials

Many full-time and voluntary individuals support newly arrived parents during their first steps in their new environment. A comprehensive training folder on “Finding your way at KiTa, at school and in society” gives these committed individuals a practical tool to support their work. Material is also available to give to parents.

Multilingual videos

The Elternstiftung has developed videos to give newly arrived parents an initial overview of the education infrastructure in Baden-Württemberg, These explain simply and clearly how the school infrastructure is set up, how a KiTa functions, what the dual training system is, etc. The videos are available in different languages.

Seminars and training courses

The Elternstiftung offers a comprehensive training and continuing education programme. This includes numerous seminars which have been specifically designed for newly arrived parents as well as disseminators who provide support services for parents.