Corona information on school and daycare

There are no regular classes in Berlin schools until January 25th, special regulations apply to graduating classes (grades 10, 12/13). The Berlin daycare centers continue to only offer emergency care.

Schooling Hotline +49 30 90227-6000 | Daycare Centers Hotline +49 30 90227-6600

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Lockdown Regulations

In Berlin's schools there is no general attendance requirement until January 25th. Special regulations apply for final classes (grades 10, 12/13). The Berlin daycare centers continue to offer emergency care. Image: Depositphotos/ Agigulf1/monkeybusiness More information

Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family

Bernhard-Weiß-Straße 6
10178 Berlin


Telefon: +49 30 90227-5050

Beruf und Familie

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Family and Children

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Berlin creates spaces in which families and young people can feel comfortable. We organise the child and day care in Berlin and offer financial as well as educational support and early assistence for families.

Education in Berlin

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By investing in the school system we are investing in the future: After primary school, there are two equivalent types of school, all-day schools are being expanded and the schools are becoming more responsible.


Link to: Youth
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Youth work includes youth association work, open child work and open youth work as well as community-oriented programmes. Youth associations organise the leisure time of children and young people, offer plenty of possibilities of engagement, exchange and youth social work.

Foreign Degrees and Qualifications

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Regardless of where someone was born, where they grew up and completed their school career, learned a trade, studied or perhaps worked for a long time in a profession, their knowledge, experience and skills can be used for further education or their occupation can be recognised.

Europe and International Affairs

Link to: Europe
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Numerous European programmes offer opportunities to explore Europe, to become involved and to plan training and career paths in different EU Member States and beyond. In order to use the associated opportunities and possibilities, it is important to be informed about European developments early on.

About us

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The Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family is divided into six departments. It also includes the supervision of schools in the twelve districts, the Social Pedagogical Training Institute Berlin-Brandenburg, the Berlin State Centre for Political Education and the joint State Institute for School and Media Berlin-Brandenburg.