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Care & education

From a gentle start to school to the transition to secondary school, parents and children have four eventful primary school years ahead of them. How exciting!

If your child is about to start school, it's important to prepare for the transition from kindergarten to elementary school early on and ease your child's fears. You can find lots of advice and tips on how to make it easier for your child to settle in, how to encourage and motivate them to learn with joy and curiosity on the Familienportal.NRW.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, parents can decide which elementary school their child attends. There are different school concepts to ensure that your needs as a family and parent are optimally met. You can find out everything about school registration, an overview of all school concepts in NRW and which aspects you should pay attention to when making your choice here.

Before the first day of school arrives, there are other very practical questions that you will have to answer: Have you already thought about the right school bag? And what about school route training so that your child can soon make their way to elementary school safely on their own? Below you will find information and recommendations on all of these topics.

Family centers are a place to promote and support children and families. They offer easily accessible services and advice for almost all aspects of everyday family life. We have summarized for you how you can benefit from this and how you can get help there.

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