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Daycare and Pre-school Services

The municipalities are responsible for arranging the Early Childhood Educational Services, for their quality and supervision. Each of the children are provided with a personal Curriculum on Early Childhood Education and a Curriculum for Pre-school Education. The importance of the child’s culture and mother tongue is recognised in supporting his/ her development. At the same time, learning the Finnish language is supported
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The municipalities are responsible for arranging the Early Childhood Educational Services, for their quality and supervision. The goal is to place children with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds to kindergartens and pre-schools in their own residential area.

Each of the children are provided with a personal Curriculum on Early Childhood Education and a Curriculum for Pre-school Education (if attending pre-school). These documents serve as part of the child’s personal Integration Plan.

The importance of the child’s culture and mother tongue is recognised in supporting his/ her development. At the same time, learning the Finnish language is supported from the basis of national plan ”Finnish as a Second Language (S2)”, in every-day situations, in small groups and as individual education.

Learn more:

Finnish National Board of Education

National Curriculum Guidelines on Early Childhood Education and Care in Finland

National Core Curriculum for Pre-primary Education 2010

Multicultural Early Childhood Educational Services in Kajaani (in Finnish)

Your Contacts in Kainuu:

Coordinator Helena Okkonen (Kajaani), helena.okkonen(at)kajaani.fi