Preparatory education for pre-primary-aged children

The following children may enrol for preparatory education for six-year-olds: children with an immigrant background, Finnish returnee children, children of bilingual families (not Finnish/Swedish) and adopted children who need support in the Finnish language before the beginning of basic education.

Preparatory education for six-year-olds is provided in municipal, Finnish pre-primary education groups.  In addition to the pre-primary teacher, the children may be taught by an early childhood education language and culture teacher, who is specialised in multiculturalism and supports the children’s linguistic, cognitive and social skills and multicultural identity.

Enrolment for preparatory education for six-year-olds takes place in connection with enrolment for other pre-primary education.