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Every fifth daycare child does not speak German at home

BERLIN. In several German states more than a quarter of all Kita children in their parents' home do not speak German. Every fifth Kita child in Germany comes from a family in which a different language is spoken, according to a request from the FDP to the Ministry of Family Affairs, reported by Bild newspaper.

The leader is Bremen with 36 percent of Kita children who do not speak German at home. This is followed by Hesse with 32 percent and Berlin with 31 percent. In North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg, these children account for 27 percent. In Baden-Württemberg, every fourth child speaks a different language at home.

In Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, with 22 and 20 percent of every fifth child. In Bavaria, the value is 18 percent, in Lower Saxony at 16 and in Schleswig-Holstein at 15 percent. The eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia (each six percent) and Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (five percent each).

Suding calls for more educators
The FDP faction leader Katja Suding called for more educators. "Language is the key that decides what chances a child has in life. Therefore, the high proportion of children from non-German-speaking families demands the best language support from a good specialist-child key. "At present, around 3.6 million children are cared for in day-care centers in Germany.

In the summer, the demand of Carsten Linnemann (CDU), to ban children without sufficient knowledge of German from elementary school, was received with a broad criticism. Among other things, the CDU politician had said: "A child who hardly speaks and understands German does not have anything to do at a primary school. Here, a preschool must take action, if necessary, an enrollment must also be postponed."

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