TALIS Starting Strong Germany examines early childhood education from an internationally comparative perspective. Pedagogical staff and center leaders are asked to fill in a questionnaire to share insights on their working conditions, professional development, pedagogical beliefs, and practices.
The aim is to identify strengths and requirements for the further development of early childhood education and care systems to better meet existing challenges in Germany and the other participating countries. Further information on the study can be found here.
The international study, TALIS Starting Strong, is conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in cooperation with national partners. It is now taking place for the second time after 2018. In advance of the main survey in 2024, a pilot study will take place in spring 2023 to test the internationally developed questionnaires and the implementation of the study on a smaller scale. Approximately 100 daycare centers across Germany have been selected for this pilot study.
TALIS Starting Strong is supported and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).
Since 2018, the national project management lies with the International Center for Early Childhood Education, Care and Care (ICEC) at the German Youth Institute (DJI) in Munich. The scientific leadership of the project in Germany is with Prof. Birgit Riedel and Dr. Daniel Turani (both DJI).
IEA Hamburg was entrusted with implementing the survey in the Kitas and data management for the pilot study in Germany.