Kindergartens: the conditions for admission of Ukrainian children

The DGCS has issued a memorandum on the enrollment of Ukrainian children and their families in childcare and parenting institutions. Advice accompanied by a small kit to communicate with newcomers. And the Cnaf will directly support the cost of their reception.

The March 31 note, entitled “ Recommendations for the reception of children displaced from Ukraine in the forms of reception of infants (0-3 years) and activities to support parents recalls that this reception is part of the decision of the Council of the European Union of 4 March 2022 to “establish an exceptional temporary protection regime for families displaced from Ukraine”.
« The methods of receiving young children are designed to facilitate the integration of children displaced from Ukraine and their families into French society, as they contribute to the promotion of young children’s development. Thank you for the best possible reception. »
And the document specifies what is the best reception and the conditions for organizing it.

Prefer the PSU crib reception
First advice: If in principle displaced families have access to all reception methods, it is better to refer them to Cnaf-funded PSU structures, since these families will not be able to benefit from the cmg.
How is this actually going to happen?
Structures with regular or occasional vacancies must report this to the prefects responsible for hosting displaced families. It is up to the prefectures to put them in touch with associations dealing with aid to Ukraine. Another possibility: make your agreements known on the platform I am committed to Ukraine

Registration formalities focused on health and vaccinations
The recommendations of the DGCS recall that when children are admitted, it is imperative to request a medical certificate of less than two months and documents proving compliance with the vaccination obligations in force. Knowing that in the absence of vaccinations there may be a provisional admission of 3 months, the time necessary and sufficient for compliance or the commencement of compliance. Finally, the note stresses that we must be vigilant about health risks and points out that tuberculosis has not been eradicated, despite a vaccination rate of over 90% in Ukraine.

Resources to help professionals
In addition, citing the stress of children who had to leave a country at war and the language barrier, the document proposes setting up activities to facilitate children’s expression (fine arts, etc.). And provides links to resources that can help them nurture young children.
Attached is a list of children’s works by Ukrainian authors (this is the case, for example, of La Mitten, known to many specialists).
In addition, at the same time as these recommendations, the DGCS distributed the national charter for the reception of young children and that of support for parenthood, translated into Ukrainian and Russian, and a set of pictograms (originally created for the school) to help them communicate with the children and their parents.

The cnaf votes for a free reception for families
To accompany this reception, parallel to the Cnaf this Tuesday, April 5 afternoon, according to the precise terms of the press release: “ approved free childcare for all children of persons enjoying temporary protection, such as B. Those who fled Ukraine. The cafés bear the costs for the reception directly via the PSU “. Precise instructions will be sent to cafes and ECEC managers.

Parent Support Activities
The DGCS note includes support services for parents such as LAEPs, social centers and neighborhood centers and invites them to contact the prefectures and the associations they have designated.

Consult the DGCS notice:
Access translated documents
Read the Cnaf press release

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