With regard to childcare in the family center in Haßfurt, the Youth Office’s administration was given the task of creating the conditions for childcare to take place as soon as possible within the framework of a “mini-daycare” under BayKiBiG and also to obtain the corresponding operating permit. The federal program “Kita-Einstieg – Build Bridges in Early Education” expires after nearly six years on December 31st.
Unlike the previous funding, where the district had to bear ten percent of its own contribution, the future funding was to cover 100 percent of the staff costs. The childcare sub-area will be transformed into a mini-daycare center, where up to 12 children will be cared for. “The target group consists of children from troubled families throughout the district. Such children can be targeted and the families can be supported, as there is a close collaboration with the Coordinating Child Welfare Agency (KoKi). Another target group is children without a childcare place and children who are classified as unsustainable by their respective institution, «emphasized Ursula Salberg from the youth office.
The mini-day care institution also offers a framework for care and a very good basis for structuring a transition to a kindergarten offer, for example for children who are identified at an early stage with an increased need for support or who cannot be cared for. further due to their individual problems. “In the current situation, it is also possible to adopt children from Ukraine. In addition, children of staff can also be offered childcare at the workplace to enable them to return to work as early as possible, or until they receive a regular daycare place near their place of residence. ”
There were some discussions about this new project. Isabel Zimmer asked if such a “mini daycare” was necessary. “I see the danger that we will compete with the kindergartens if the staff does not have to have the standard they have with education. We need to hire specialists, and the staff there does not have to have the standard of this training. “Katharina Tschischka from the kindergarten supervision talked about a” sensible variant for absorbing peaks in care. But you can not allow all career changers. “So far, there are six facilities in Lower Franconia, five in Würzburg and one in Aschaffenburg. So it’s more for the big cities. District Administrator Schneider said that this project is currently being tested and if it works, can It also extended to the area.Children Welfare Director Christoph Schramm stressed that it was a good alternative to the family center, where one can now switch to new funding.Otherwise, the 66 day care institutions in the district are well located.
The following fees are charged for attending the mini-day care in the support center for each month started: three to four hours 110 euros and four to five hours 120 euros. In special cases, you can apply to the Youth Office to have the expenses covered. The contribution is generally reduced by the state subsidy of 100 euros per month and is granted for the period from 1 September in the calendar year in which the child turns three, until it starts school.
Another point was the announcement of a competition “Most family-friendly community in the district of Haßberge”. which was carried out only once in 2008 at the request of the Unglisten and where the municipality of Knetzgau was selected as the winner and the market town of Maroldsweisach as the winner of the municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants. In 2019, the parliamentary group Junge Liste again applied for the title, but on an ongoing basis.
The chairmen of the individual groups in the district board discussed this application and came up with a new content and organizational structure. “The aim of the competition is to achieve a positive, sustainable development of family policy and family friendliness in the district. The municipalities can use the questionnaire as a checklist to continuously check where the local strengths and weaknesses are located. Best-practice examples can be passed on by the youth office and also exchanged between the municipalities, ”Schramm emphasized.
‘There should be one competition per. election period, ie every six years, approximately in the middle of the municipal election period 2020-2026. There must be one winner from the municipalities with more than 3,000 inhabitants and one winner from the municipalities under 3,000. For this purpose, a new questionnaire has been developed with eight categories, where simply ticking off questions is not sufficient. For all questions that are answered in the affirmative, a qualitative classification of the measure must also be made ”. Committee members also wanted additions to the questionnaire, which should also include cultural activities and youth work in clubs. The winners will be selected by the youth committee and will receive the game days as a prize within the next six years. The Youth Committee unanimously endorsed this approach.