Day care centers play an important role in the GDR. Not only in terms of gender equality, but also for the state economy and the well-being of the families, it is crucial that women are also part of the work force. In order to enable women to join the workforce, children are introduced to state-owned day care centers at a very young age. Due to government funding, families are not faced with any costs. Through these facilities, the SED is able to influence the upbringing of the youngest citizens at an early stage.

In the day care centers, the teacher is responsible for activities such as feeding the toddlers, for putting them on the pot or toilet, for combing, washing, and dressing them and to put them down for a nap.

Video details:

Period: 1985
Resolution: SD
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Original sound: no
Colour: yes
Source: rbb – “Elternsprechstunde “, 23.01.1979