Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Max, 1.5 years old, visits our daycare center „KiKu Kinderland“ in Nuremberg. His mother is a single parent and urgently dependents on her job. Our flexible booking and opening hours that meet her demands, enable her to pursue her job without having a bad conscious. We also help the family to receive financial support by helping them with their applications for the youth welfare office. Max can take part at our educational and fostering programs and thus, he can lay the foundation for his educational progress. He and his mother are a stable family, that is satisfied with the life model they chose and the possibilities offered to them. Thus, we are able to decrease expenses for e.g. the family assistance on a long term basis.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Important to us is a homogenous basis for the children’s educational chances that don’t depend on the social environment they origin from. If this foundation stone has been laid within the early childhood, we can become more efficient and innovative as an educational society. We make an essential contribution to the educational justice and to the integration, especially of children with a migration background. Currently, we operate 50 daycare center throughout the whole of Germany and we already cooperate with strong partners (amongst others: adidas, Opel, Deloitte, Hubert Burda Media, Airbus Helicopters, Deutsche Post, ERGO). We foster and care for app 3.500 children and occupy app 650 employees. Thanks to our cooperation with Prof. Dr. Fthenakis from 2012-2013, we clearly stand out in the prioritization of our quality management and in the professionalization of our employees.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
In order to realize our vision, it is necessary to create a new understanding within politics and companies and sensitize these parties regarding this subject. Lobby- and explanatory work, as well as permanent seats in committees help us. In the long term, we’re aiming the nationwide expansion of early childhood education, determined by our visions and sustainable and innovative ideas. An expansion beyond the borderlines of Germany is also conceivable. Consulting activities for the settings of the educational situation in Germany are already in progress and are supposed to be expanded.