Nurseries: A single way of teaching with a specific preschool education program will now be attended by children aged as 4 years in the country's nurseries from the new year.
THE government through the working group it has set up will also consider changing the age limit of compulsory education in 3 years while it will even suggest toys that children will play during the hours they are in daycare.
In particular, a Working Group in order now the way of teaching children aged as 4 years to be upgraded and modernized with a unified pedagogical program and the introduction of educational tools - games and books - that will provide the appropriate cognitive and sensory stimuli for the development of children. According to the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Domna Michailidou, no one has ever dealt with the subject of pre-school education, with what children do, if and how they spend their time creatively at the stations, which program and with what content they watch.
All children are sought after, regardless of station, region and socio-economic background to receive the necessary benefits for their age, knowledge and stimuli. In this way the correct cognition will be ensured and supported, their emotional and motor development, crucial for their adult future and an important factor in preventing inequalities. At the same time, something that is absent today will be established: Mandatory and regular check-ups of children in order to achieve early diagnosis and early intervention in children with learning difficulties but also neurological problems such as autism and will encourage information and participation of parents in the pedagogical process through regular meetings and proposals for creative pedagogical activities., parents and children.
In GREECE, the landscape remains cloudy and the development of pre-school education remains an untapped opportunity. The structures are outdated and cover needs as relevant as the integration of the areas annexed to Greece in 1930. There is a great need to upgrade the Greek system of pre-school education, and its organic integration in the educational system of the country. From the above research, the placements we have recorded but also the best practices that have been implemented in other countries, One can conclude that there are some obvious obvious steps that need to be taken:
• To consolidate the structures for providing pre-school education to an organizational body, who will be responsible for the operation and evaluation of both the country's kindergartens, as well as kindergartens, as is the case in most countries of the world.
• Kindergartens to have a formal educational character, and to compile a single curriculum with specific educational directions for all ages of preschool education.
• Consider lowering the age limit for compulsory education even in 3 years. In any case, the necessary infrastructure for hosting as many children as possible should be developed, and design a welfare policy that will ensure that all children in the country - and especially those from the poorest families- will have access to quality pre-school education.
Establishment of a working group
The Ministry of Labor set up a Working Group for the kindergarten program. The task of the Working Group is to propose the quality standards of education, employment and childcare (infants and toddlers up to 4 years) in nurseries. The goal is all children, regardless of station, region and socio-economic background to receive the necessary benefits for their age, knowledge and stimuli.
particularly, The task of the Working Group is to prepare a comprehensive operation plan for the daycare centers, to design a program of activities together with practical material (collection with toys and books) for the whole day of the children as well as the system of participation of the parents. The Working Group will also develop a system for monitoring children's development and identifying potential problems at an early stage.. End, will plan the pilot implementation of its proposals.