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13th and 14th May, 2023

Activities for
strong children

Time to play, get creative and identify the benefits of non-formal education

The non-formal education sector (“crèches”,“mini-crèches”, “maisons relais”, “foyers scolaires”, “foyers de jour”, parental assistants) is brought together during Children’s Week (13 to 19 May 2023) by organising numerous events, activities or workshops for the public to gain a better understanding of the educational work carried out in the their facilities on a daily basis.

A partner in your child's education

The non-formal education sector, along with schools and parents, provide children with a global education throughout the day. The education and childcare facilities play a key role in implementing educational policies and are making sure that every child is provided with equal opportunities to succeed at school, regardless of his or her socio-economic background, origin or the language he or she speaks at home.

Positive attitudes from education and childcare workers and their careful planning of daily activities, provide your child with a sense of security that are conducive to independent and active learning. He or she can develop social skills, creativity, teamwork, curiosity, etc.

Get to know your child’s education and care facility from 13 to 19 May

From 13 to 19 May, 2023, immerse yourself in your child’s daily life in his or her education and care facility by attending workshops on various themes and open houses organised throughout the week.

Parents or future parents will get a better sense of the learning opportunities provided by non-formal education and see how it centres on a child as an individual and contributes to his or her global education.

Children's Festival on Saturday, 13 May and Sunday, 14 May, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Children's Week will be officially launched on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2023 with a Children's Festival in Neimenster Abbey.

55 workshops will provide amazing play opportunities for you and your children, to create, discover, research or investigate and become playfully acquainted with the fields of action of non-formal education applied in education and childcare facilities “crèches”,“mini-crèches”, “maisons relais”, “foyers scolaires”, “foyers de jour” and run by parental assistants.

« Staark Kanner », stong children

Making children strong has been the mission that the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth has set itself under the slogan "Staark Kanner", since 2016, to make sure the care system works within a legal framework and that quality education is delivered and continuously improved in all education and childcare facilities subsidised by the State such as non-profit organisations or facilities managed by municipalities; or facilities governed by private law.

The key pedagogical considerations are autonomy, voluntary participation and group learning around the image that views the child as a 'competent child' with diverse abilities and interests from birth. These considerations are set out in a national reference framework applied by all education and care providers who benefit from the childcare service voucher scheme.

The same applies to the multilingual education programme for children aged 1 to 4, which includes 20 hours of free childcare per week and was introduced in nurseries in 2018.