E6 Co-operation in Finnish ECEC: building shared understanding and trust

62,00  (Price excluding tax 50,00 )

What do you get:

  • self-study online course at own pace
  • access valid 30 days
  • video lectures (in total 49 mins)
  • additional learning material
  • learning assignment


How to promote co-operation in early childhood education? How to build shared understanding and trust between different stakeholders in ECEC?

Co-operation with different stakeholders is one of the cornerstones of Finnish education. Co-operation in  education is about partnerships: working towards the same goals together. Fruitful co-operation requires shared understanding, shared goals and trust between the stakeholders.

The way the adults collaborate in early childhood education has a huge impact on the learning and well-being of children. How do we build a partnership with families, promote their participation in early childhood education and care of their child and advance a healthy functional relationship? The process of collaboration requires many things, but most of all it demands the ECEC personnel and the families to aim for the common goal:  the child’s balanced growth and development, holistic learning and well-being.


Education in Finland early childhood education online course
The starting point for cooperation with families is our common understanding that the Child is what we both hold dear! We do not need to oppose ‘we’, a day care, to ‘them’, parents.

This course introduces the various dimensions and multiple forms of co-operation in early childhood education in Finland: co-operation with families, inside kindergarten and between kindergarten and community. The course demonstrates the power of shared understanding and trust.

Goal: To introduce the key principles of co-operation in Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC)

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will understand collaboration as a central element to the entire operation of early childhood education and care
  • Participants will learn about how co-operation with various partners is established and sustained in order to advance educational goals of ECEC
  • Participants will get introduced to several practical tools for promoting co-operation in early childhood education in various ways


  • What cooperation in Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) implies
  • Cooperation with families as valuable resource for working together toward common goals and values
  • Partnership with families
  • Cooperation inside early childhood education center as the cornerstone of successful ECEC operation
  • Pedagogical lens of co-operation
  • Cooperation with wider community for advancing early childhood education goals
  • Practical examples of cooperation in Finnish ECEC

Completion methods: 49 mins video lectures, additional learning material, learning assignment

Duration: in total 5h

Target group: ECEC / Kindergarten principals

Produced by: Learning Scoop

Course platform: Claned Online Learning Platform

Access to the course: 30 days

Recommended products to combine with this course: E1 The concept, purpose and mission of the Finnish early childhood education system (ECEC), E2 Promoting young children’s learning in practice, P1 Positive parenting from Finland and TinyApp.


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