Providing day group education

Education in a day group is particularly suitable for children from school age who show behavioural abnormalities or developmental delays. Social and therapeutic pedagogical measures are intended to support children and young people. Education in a day group is a semi-stationary offer. This means that the child receives: the therapeutic and pedagogical offer as in inpatient accommodation (e.B. in a home or in a foster family), educational benefits which it does not receive sufficiently in the family, and School support During the week, the child is cared for during the day after school in the day group and can stay in the family and thus in his usual environment. Social learning and a regular daily structure help children and young people to manage conflicts or to shape their everyday lives and offer, among other things, suggestions for meaningful leisure activities. In addition, the children receive support in school matters, and young people are helped with vocational integration. The group size is usually between eight to ten children. The Youth Office intensively engages parents in their education in a day group (e.B. through targeted counselling sessions, parents' evenings, parental leave or parent-child meetings).

Please check with the Youth Office which documents you must present.


Parents with custody must apply for education in a day group with the responsible youth welfare office. This determines whether the education of the child in a daily group is an appropriate measure. Before the Youth Office approves education in a daily group, all participants draw up a help plan together. It sets out how aid is designed and for how long it should be carried out. Education in a daily group can take different lengths depending on the duration of the child's life.