The percentage of men in ECEC in Germany is around 5% now (data for 2015). There are huge differences between regions, ranging from more than 10% in several big cities to less than 3% in the Federal state of Bavaria, where there is still no male worker at all in 85% of ECEC centers.
The number of male ECEC students in vocational training is also increasing (2014/2015: 17%). Interestingly, the proportion of men in programs for job shifters to ECEC is higher. In an ongoing European Social Fund model program for on-the-job training for ECEC, supported by the coordination office in Berlin, the proportion of men is even higher, 52%!