In Jena every child of seven months or older has the legal right to a place in day care if both parents have a job, are students or in vocational training. Otherwise they can attend a kindergarten at the age of 1. You should inquire early about the day-care facilities.
For all children living in Germany it is compulsory to attend school from the age of 6 to 15. For more information please contact School Administration Jena.