Effect Rucksack KiTa

Effect Rucksack KiTa

Participating parents/families

What do I get from Rucksack KiTa?

  • Weekly Rucksack KiTa-Parents' group
  • Contact/exchange with like-minded people
  • Multilingual Rucksack KiTa-Material
  • If necessary, qualification as a parent companion

What reinforces/amplifies Rucksack KiTa?

  • Knowledge and competences regarding education, upbringing, health, etc.
  • Self-confidence through focus on own strengths
  • Willingness to engage in dialogue and competence to act in the KiTa
  • Parent-child interaction and joint consultation time
  • Motivation to promote their own children (e.g. language)
  • Participation in social and day care life
  • Motivation to deepen and share own language skills and competences, e.g. as a parent companion

How does this change our togetherness?

  • Parents/families are integrated into the social life and that of the places of education as well as actively involved
  • Families' potential is recognised - for real participation in society
  • Potentials and opportunities of cultural diversity become visible - for real change
  • Strengthening participation
  • Genuine upbringing and education partnerships between parents/families and institution


Participating children

What do I get from Rucksack KiTa?

  • Weekly Rucksack KiTa-Group
  • Age-appropriate materials (multilingual), e.g. audio books, children's books
  • Parallel support by educational staff and parents/family in the day care centre and at home

What reinforces/amplifies Rucksack KiTa?

  • Strengthened language skills in the family language(s) and in German
  • General language competence, e.g. larger vocabulary
  • Positive overall development (e.g. emotional, motor etc.)
  • More familiar and intensive parent-child interaction
  • Enjoyment of the material/doing
  • Subsequent easier transition to school and better school results
  • Awareness of multilingualism as a potential
  • Opportunity for successful participation in education

How does this change our togetherness?

  • More equal opportunities for all children in education
  • Social acceptance of multilingualism as a resource and potential for children


Leading parent guides

What do I get from Rucksack KiTa?

  • Rucksack KiTa-Training, accompaniment and reflection
  • Multilingual programme materials
  • Provision of a concept with recommendations for action and ideas/suggestions for practice
  • Independent planning freedom
  • High flexibility within the framework conditions

What reinforces/amplifies Rucksack KiTa

  • Knowledge in the fields of adult education and child development as well as multilingualism and diversity
  • Responsibility and independence as a mediator between family and institution
  • Self-confidence, practice
  • Independent planning freedom
  • High flexibility within the framework conditions

How does this change our togetherness?

  • First steps into the pedagogical field of work
  • KiTas are developing further - towards more diversity-oriented living, acting and working (diversity-oriented).
  • Independence
  • Motivation to expand one's own field of activity or for proactive further training

Pedagogical staff

What do I get from Rucksack KiTa?

  • Griffbereit-Training, accompaniment and reflection
  • Rucksack KiTa-Training, guidance and supervisionSupport for parallel support in German → Programme material for pedagogical staff[1]

What reinforces/amplifies Rucksack KiTa?

  • Guiding Principle "Education and Training Partnership
  • Knowledge and greater sensitivity with regard to diversity-conscious action and multilingualism
  • Freedom to shape the day-to-day life of the KiTa accordingly
  • Motivation to use language education and promotion in a targeted way
  • Less stress, more self-confidence in everyday working life

How does this change our togetherness?

  • New educational concepts emerge: diversity-oriented & multilingualism-promoting
  • Education is migration-sensitive, diversity-conscious and promotes multilingualism
  • This education becomes the guiding principle of society and leads to an open, diverse society at all levels.


[1] In consensus with the educational principles for children from 0 to 10 years in day care centres and schools in the primary sector in North Rhine-Westphalia published in 2016: https://www.mfkjks.nrw/sites/default/files/asset/document/bildungsgrundsaetze_januar_2016.pdf (as of 04.05.2016).


Participating educational institution

What do I get from Rucksack KiTa?

  • Weekly Rucksack KiTa-Group
  • Qualified parent guides
  • Training, accompaniment and reflection
  • Equipping the facility, e.g. with diversity-conscious play materials, books, pictures as well as ideas and suggestions for a language and learning stimulating environment in all languages available to the children.

What reinforces/amplifies Rucksack KiTa?

  • Practice-oriented knowledge on diversity-conscious approaches to action and the established implementation thereof
  • Openness to inputs from families with an international history for the KiTa everyday life
  • Interaction with parents with international family history
  • Acceptance of parents = "education experts
  • Fulfilment of legal requirements (see e.g. for NRW KiBiz)
  • Addressing multilingualism as a potential
  • Better preparation for further education, better educational opportunities for children

How does this change our togetherness?

    • Strengthening the educational partnership with parents/families along the educational chain
    • Educational institutions open up in a migration-sensitive and diversity-oriented way already in the early childhood sector[1]


[1] http://publi.lvr.de/publi/PDF/750-Gemeinsam-Verschieden.pdf, p. 9 (as of 04.05.2016).


Multilingual children develop in the same way as monolingual children

Excessive demand

Multilingualism is an opportunity, not an excessive demand


Language and identity are closely linked

Language blends

Language blends are part of natural communication and identity in multilingual families


The attitude towards speakers of one language determines how successful the acquisition of another language is.


Language acquisition is individual and depends on various factors


Multilingualism is the norm, monolingualism the exception


How can I support language acquisition?