Child care and youth work shall contribute to organising and carrying out pedagogical programmes offered to children and adolescents 0 to 18 years of age. Child care and youth work shall promote fellowship and unity in an environment characterised by play, investigation and learning. The subject shall contribute to developing child and youth workers who act as role models with an awareness of the challenges faced by children and adolescents.
Learning in the subject shall arrange for workers who are able to adapt educational programmes to different age groups, functional levels and circumstances in life. This shall form a good basis for selecting purposeful working methods and stimulate comprehensive activities and an interest for nature and the environment. Furthermore, learning in the subject shall contribute to developing the ability to communicate and interact with children, adolescents and parents and guardians. Learning in the subject shall also contribute to developing multicultural understanding and promote equal opportunity and equality.
Learning in the subject shall arrange for varied work tasks in the different educational programmes offered to children and adolescents. Work can be done in different places, such as daycare institutions, schools, after-school activities and youth clubs, where children and adolescents spend their time.
Training completed and passed in the subject will lead to a Trade Certificate. The professional title is Child Care and Youth Worker.
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