Having rights and having rights fulfilled – the child rights-based approach in day nurseries
Children are legal subjects and holders of their own rights from the outset. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is fully applicable to all children living in Germany. Pedagogy based on children’s rights is intended to promote the rights of every child to protection, provision and participation set out in international, European and national law.
In addition to the children’s parents, early year pedagogy professionals in day
nurseries are to ensure that the children familiarise themselves with their rights
according to their age and that they can actually enjoy them. The focus on children’s rights and implementation of the child rights-based approach are key elements of good quality in day nurseries.