Culture Call

Arts and culture swings by!

Culture Call makes art and culture part of early childhood education in Espoo. Art and culture professionals visit day-care centres to perform or guide activities planned for children. In addition, there are Culture Calls for educators, during which art and cultural actors train staff in utilising the opportunities provided by art in early childhood education, also outside of cultural visits.

Culture Call covers all 175 municipal day-care centres in Espoo. The city has been divided into eight areas, each of which has its own annually changing theme. In the 2019−2020 school year, a total of 25 cultural and art actors will produce content for Culture Call.

The aims of Culture Call are to systematise the cooperation between early childhood education and culture and to increase mutual learning. High-quality artistic and pedagogical activities realise the objectives of the early childhood education plan. Culture Call promotes the involvement of children and their equal right to experience and create art and culture.

Enquiries

Kaisa Koskela, Service Coordinator/Cultural Unit
kaisa.k.koskela@espoo.fi or tel. +358 40 19 08 254

Jaana Särmälä, Early Education and Care Specialist/Finnish Early Childhood Education
jaana.sarmala@espoo.fi or tel. +358 50 59 13 42