The city of Vantaa arranges early childhood education clubs for 2,5-5-year-olds. Children who are in home care and receive the home care allowance can participate in the club activities. The clubs are conducted by kindergarten teachers and childminders and they are free of charge. Clubs are active from August to May.
Club activity is goal-oriented and planned beforehand. The basic idea of the clubs is to play with other children and learn how to interact by exercis-ing, singing, and crafting together.
The personnel and the parents make an early childhood education plan especially regarding club activity.
Clubs are arranged in different parts of Vantaa together with residential parks, open day care centers, and day care centers. The clubs are held 2-3 times a week, some in the mornings and some in the afternoons. The duration is two or three hours a day, depending on the child's age.