Including All Types of Families

Raffa is a very active 3-year-old girl who started kindergarten when she was 20 months old. Her two dads are very eager to do everything in her best interest. One dad speaks German and the other speaks French as a home language. They speak German with each other and as a family. Raffa spent the first 14 months of her life in a shelter in a Chinese speaking country before being adopted by her parents. In Raffa’s previous kindergarten, she was often asked by the other children about her mother. At times she shows very extreme emotions whichcan take her up to half a day to redirect.

Age: 3 years and 6 months

Home language: German, French

Additional language spoken: Chinese

At diversity sensitive kindergartens, educators and professionals strive to build a resilient, joyful and empowered community of families that can support each other and be recognised for their contribution to the community as a whole. 

Diversity sensitive kindergartens envision a world where all rainbow families can legally, openly and safely live in full equality. 

  • What steps should the educators take in communicating with Raffa’s parents before Raffa begins at the kindergarten?

  • What might be Raffa’s risk factors and resources be at kindergarten?

  • What steps can educators take to support Raffa's emotional needs?