Like most consultative commissions, the childhood commission is made up of 16 members representing the entire political spectrum. It deals with general childhood policies, in particular regarding very young children (0 to 4 years). Within this framework, it recently looked into a motion by Ms Cathy Fayot (LSAP) introduced by the city council concerning the care of children who are at risk of poverty. This led to the visit to the pre-school at Eich, where a pilot project proposes to take in young learners, and a presentation of childcare by the municipal kindergartens.
The commission welcomed René Schlechter, chairman of the Ombuds-Comité fir d’Rechter vum Kand, for a presentation of his work and visited the Jean Jaurès school at Esch-sur-Alzette which practises “Ganzdaagsschoul” with a view to a study on implementing a similar system in Luxembourg. This is a school which accepts children over a longer timeframe and incorporates tutoring, a homework school and various activities.
It took an interest in the Kanner-Elteren-Center and was given a presentation of the department. Finally, the commission participated in the joint meeting “multi-annual plan for the construction/extension/renovation of school infrastructures, pre-schools and youth centres”.
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