Pre-school education primary education

Pre-school education primary education municipalities are responsible for arranging the ECEC services, for their quality and supervision. Families can also opt for publicly subsidised private ECEC settings.

ECEC is primarily organised in day-care centres and in family day-care. Other forms of ECEC services include clubs run by the local parishes and other non-governmental organisations and the various forms of open early childhood education activities organised by the municipalities for children and their families. Participation in ECEC is subject to a fee which depends on family income and the number of children. Client fees in municipal ECEC cover about 14 percent of the total costs.

At national level ECEC is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Culture. A revised Act on Early Childhood Education and Care was adopted in spring 2015. Based on the new legislation, the Finnish National Board of Education became the national expert agency for ECEC in August 2015. Pre-primary education is compulsory from August 2015 Pre-primary education as part of the ECEC is the systematic education and instruction provided in the year preceding the start of compulsory education. Pre-primary education is organised in day-care centres and schools. Providing a place in pre-primary education free of charge for all children is a statutory duty for municipalities.

Participation became compulsory in August 2015. Early childhood education and care, pre-primary and basic education form an integrated whole progressing consistently following the child’s development. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-10718041150. This article needs additional citations for verification. Education spending usually makes up about 20 percent of the annual national budget, which subsidises state education and government-assisted private education for Singaporean citizens and funds the Edusave programme.