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Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Yes, but expensive and not open for a full workday. - Jan 28, 2017
There's a pre-school/day care on the housing compound. I think there are local options in German, but I don't know the process of enrolling or costs. - Aug 14, 2016
The Consulate Community Association runs a preschool/daycare on the Siedlung. There are also children attending many kindergartens locally. - Dec 9, 2015
Yes, in fact, right on the Housing Compound. - Mar 30, 2014
Have no experience with the preschools/daycares here but I do know that the Community Association manages a daycare center located on the housing compound. - Nov 7, 2013
Yes, if you can get in to the one on the housing compound. If not, your child must be 3 before enrolling them in the German system. - Apr 4, 2012
- Oct 3, 2011
The preschool on the compound was very good. Our younger child attended for 2 years and graduated kindergarten there. - Jul 7, 2008
There are plenty of options but register early. Carl Schurz has a decent facility but it wasn't run as well as it could have been due to poor management from the past school directors. - Feb 23, 2008
The preschool/daycare on the American housing premises is very good but you need to register early. - Jan 4, 2008