Child in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is part of the Finnish education system and an important stage on the child’s path of growing and learning. The mission of ECEC is to promote children’s holistic growth, development and learning in collaboration with their guardians.
All children under school-age have a subjective right to ECEC should their parents so decide. The Finnish ECEC is based on an integrated approach to care, education and teaching, the so-called “educare” model. Learning through play is essential.
ECEC in Vantaa is primarily organised in day-care centres and in family day-care. Forms of open early childhood education including clubs, open day care and residential parks for children and their families.

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