Child & youth
All children have the right to education. Girls and boys are together in kindergartens and schools. Children’s rights must be respected. Physical punishment and discrimination are prohibited. Kindergartens are open on business days, and some also provide services on Saturdays. Children can stay in a kindergarten for no longer than 9 hours a day. Kindergartens are payable but depending on your personal situation, a reduced payment is possible. Primary and secondary schools are free of charge, but there are some costs for meals organized by the school, school trips, materials etc. Different subsidies are available for education-related expenditure. Schools organize Slovenian course for children with insufficient knowledge of the language, as well as additional Slovene classes.
Adults who have obtained international protection have the same rights as Slovene citizens regarding education. Primary school education for adults and secondary school programmes for adults are organized by primary and secondary schools for adults, people’s universities and other educational institutions. The Employment Service of Slovenia (Zavod) enables registered unemployed persons to be included in various education and training programs.