• 12/04/2014

Language development:

Intercultural day-care center at Campus Garching

Language acquisition is seen as the key to integration into social life and, subsequently, into work life. In order to provide children with this competence as early as possible, the Ingeborg Ortner Kinderhaus at TUM Campus Garching takes part in the language development program “Frühe Chancen” (“Early Opportunities”) – and there are still places available in the day-care center!

Looking towards the future: The TUM’s Ingeborg-Ortner-Kinderhaus takes part in the language development program “Frühe Chancen”. (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)
Looking towards the future: The TUM’s Ingeborg-Ortner-Kinderhaus takes part in the language development program “Frühe Chancen”. (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)

The day-care center offers places for 58 children of TUM-students and staff.  Currently, there are families from 18 countries at the facility, which is operated by the Munich Student Union and the support association “Studentische Eltern-Kind-Initiativen e.V.“.

As part of the “Frühe Chancen” program, the day care team provides language training and intercultural educational for the under-three-year-olds. “Frühe Chancen” is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

Country theme weeks

In small teams, the daycare professionals also focus on intercultural integration work. In autumn of 2014, the Ingeborg Ortner Kinderhaus started a sewing project in which the families crafted blankets with typical features representing their ethnicity, religion and cultural identity. Also, there are plans to organize theme weeks in which the families will introduce themselves with photos or videos and their traditional cuisine, to make integration come alive.

Places available in the nursery and the kindergarten

The Ingeborg Ortner Kinderhaus has places for children from the age of 1 year and in the kindergarten for over-three-year-olds available. If you need a place urgently and are not yet on the waiting list of the Munich Student Union or were not yet contacted, please contact: Alexandra Schulz, Tel. (089) 289-22319, schulzaspam prevention@zv.tum.de.

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