“The Way to Preschool” is an educational material developed on the initiative of Sefif – a national industry organization for independent preschools. Sefif wants to contribute to increased integration and employment of newcomers, while strengthening the preschool industry’s opportunities to hire. There are many newcomers and foreign-born individuals who have experience working in childcare, education, and similar activities who are unemployed, which is a huge waste of resources.
The industry has a great challenge in finding and reaching individuals who could work in preschools. Knowledge of the Swedish language is a requirement for working in preschool. At the same time, there are likely many newcomers and foreign-born individuals who have experience working in childcare, education, and similar activities but who are currently unemployed in Sweden.
“The Way to Preschool” is a new and completely free digital education platform developed in Arabic, Farsi, English, and Swedish. The initiative is based on modern pedagogy and aims to teach and interest newcomers in seeking employment in preschool in a simple way. The education includes educational animated films and exercises about language, values, and workplace culture.
Together with the industry, experts, and researchers, a target group-adapted platform was developed for the audience. It can be used for both newcomers in recruitment and for employees in competence-enhancing purposes.