KINDERGARDENS IN RUHR
The opportunity for young children to experience social contacts from an early age can be priceless. So too the ability for mothers to occupy their time in other ways. Both conservative and socialist state governments throughout Germany have been tackling the expensive task of universal coverage for many, many years. Unfortunately not well enough to date, including in the Ruhr Metropolis.
Although legislation declares kindergardens a universal right, there are too few places for infants in the Ruhr. English language options are available at international schools in the region. They are IS Ruhr International School in Essen and St Georges in Duisburg. ISD, International School of Düsseldorf in the state capital and ISR International School on the Rhine in Neuss are also nearby.