Childcare and education

Espoo offers educational opportunities for inhabitants of all ages and encourages lifelong learning. Day care services are provided as both municipal and private services. Families who have no need for day care may take part in the activities of open day care centres, residents’ parks and clubs.

Pre-primary education is provided in several day care centres and schools in the city. The comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational schools and universities of applied sciences in Espoo as well as Aalto University offer high-quality education. The diverse range of courses available at the Adult Education Centre allows residents to develop themselves.

The accelerated co-creation by schools and companies - KYKY - is an operating model that provides guidelines for co-creation by schools and companies in accordance with the new Finnish National Curriculum. Co-creation benefits all parties involved - schools, companies and communities.
The Finnish PopUp School, a primary school constructed in the olympic city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offered Finnish top-quality education to an international audience during the olympic games in August 17-19. The principal of the Espoo Eestinkallio School Salla Leinonen described the experience as unforgettable. Read the participants' thoughts after the journey!


Published 2012-01-26 15:59 , updated 2012-01-26 15:59