We were surprised to learn that ‘our’ kindergarten of the Markusgemeinde in the Südstadt is to be closed in September 2019 without replacement. The Protestant Church of Heidelberg, who runs the kindergarten, states financial crisis as the reason for the planned closure. And that’s not all: for the same reason, three more Protestant kindergartens in the south of Heidelberg are to be closed next year!
The Südstadt with its conversion areas is a growing part of the city that appeals to families with children, particularly through its ‘affordable living space’. It is therefore in the interest of everyone – including the city – to maintain existing kindergartens and their infrastructure. Otherwise, the city of Heidelberg cannot keep its promise of a guaranteed kindergarten place for the southern districts.
We would like to invite you, Prof. Dr. Würzner, to the Südstadt to discuss the kindergarten future of our children together.