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In the projects of VVE (‘before and timely education’), children in the range from 2 till 6 are trained in order to develop especially language skills. The aim is that these migrant children will not have language arrears when they enter the primary school at the age of 5 years. Many language activities are implemented to toddlers in the playgroup. VVE - support is also given to the first two classes of the primary schools. Recently, the alderman of Education and Youth Policy decided to invest also in the day care centres. He gave 140,000 euro to train teachers in six day care centres in order to teach them how they can stimulate young children in the development of their language skills. The results until now are extremely positive and the number of playgroups with VVE-projects will be expanded.