NÖ LKG Gföhl I
Jaidhoferstrasse 18 – Gföhl
With our project work named "1+1=3 partnership kindergarten and family bears fruit" we were endeavoured to promote and intensify a democratic culture within our child-care-institutions by cooperation with the parents. Thereby we wanted to raise the overall quality of the kindergarten as an educational institution. Early education results from a mutual process between the child, educationalists and parents/family. Continuous cooperation of kindergarten and family on a partnership-basis of confidence is therefore beneficial to the development and the educational process of the child. It provides an opportunity to all children - including those from fringe groups - to develop an own and self-responsible personality with the ability to handle conflicts and to gain life-competences. It is also the optimal preparatory measure for their later school-career. Each partner institution followed an individual working plan and carried out manifold activities within the frame of the cooperation. At regular team-conferences on the project-theme, whereby representatives of the parents were also involved, the cooperation kindergarten/parents was continuously reviewed, new targets and activities were laid down. So called "good examples" of cooperation of kindergarten and family were documented by all the partner-institutions. These models of cooperation were exchanged verbally and in writting at project-meetings and did motivate partner-teams to apply new activities after adapting them for the own institution. In the course of mobilities special models of cooperation werde demonstrated in practice, exchange models were thought upon. Problem areas werde dischussed and steps to possible solutions were jointly searched for. The coordinator was endeavoured to promote the exchange of such "good examples" and to assist on language problems. A selection of "good examples" of the partners is now documented in the final product (CD-Rom, pedagogical materals, book).