About Denmark Meaning of the Flag: Red with a White Cross; cross known as Dannebrog which means “Danish Cloth”. Coat Of Arms: Is a devotion of Sovereignty
About Demark cont’d Population: approx. 5.5 million people Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark Denmark consists of 443 islands, but only 76 are populated
Denmark’s Childcare System Staff: Must have a faculty manager who is a qualified social educator.Must have 3.5 years experience. Men make up 8% of employees in day-care facilities and women make up the other 92%. *Canada; 3% of men Ratios: 0-3 yrs; 3:1 3-7 yrs; 6:1 Age Integrated Facility 0-7 yrs; 6:1 Special Day-care; 3:2
Types of Childcare in Denmark Child Minder Nurseries Special Facilities International Childcare Facilities for Disabled Children "Childcare, Babysitting." EasyExpat.com. Easy Expat, 29 Aug. 2008. Web. 3 Dec. 2009. <http://www.easyexpat.com/en/copenhagen/practical/babysitting.htm>.
Six Themes of Development Personal Competencies Social Competencies Body and Motion Language Nature Culture Six Aims The Danish governments Six Aims in improving child’s lives within Denmark at ages 0-6 years. Neugebauer, Roger. "Early Childhood Trends Around the World." Exchange, The Early Leader's Magazine. May & June 2007. Web. 30 Nov. 2009. www.childcareexchange.com.
Denmark vs. Canada Similarities: Some Canadian and Danish childcare systems pull ideas of curriculum and development from Vygotsky’s Philosophy; knowledge of life and culture, social interactions etc.
Denmark vs. Canada Differences: Denmark ranks number 1 in Childcare and Canada ranks 14. Infants sleep outside in strollers Canada is income based; provides subsidy in regards to income Denmark is non-income based; government provides no matter income status 50% of young children use childcare facilities in Canada 83% of young children use childcare facilities in Denmark