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Organisational variations and alternative structures in ECEC


4. Early childhood education and care

4.5Organisational variations and alternative structures in ECEC

Last update: 9 June 2022

Besides the day-care centres and home provision, in some Länder other forms of institution and care facilities exist in the early childhood sector. However, in terms of the number of children they cater for, these institutions are of lesser significance. For information on Vorklassen, Schulkindergärten and heilpädagogische or sonderpädagogische Kindergärten for children with disabilities see the article on separate special education needs provision in early childhood and school education.