Everyone's welcome to the open daycare center
Finland has been known to have an excellent reputation in education. The worldwide PISA scores show that the Finnish educational system has been successful. But the country's education success rests not only on excellent academic research and the exceptional work of the teachers but also on the strong foundation of a good early education.
According to Child Development Specialist Eeva Hujala, "Early education is the first and most critical stage of lifelong learning". Daycare services help in promoting the personal well-being of children and foster a well-balanced growth, development, and learning.
Even when parents are still in parental leave and looking after their small children at home, they can still utilize the free daycare centers in Finland. These centers, which are also open to foreigners who just moved to Finland, are beneficial for both parents and children to socialize and to network with other people as well.
There are various types of centers for childcare and learning: daycare centers (päiväkoti) available also such as family daycare (perhepäivähoito), group family daycare (ryhmäperhepäivähoito), clubs (kerhot), temporary childcare service (ilta- ja yöhoito), residential parks and open daycare centers (asukaspuistot ja avoimet päiväkodit).