Would you like to experience early childhood education in Finland yourself?
In Finland the world-class education path begins with world-class early childhood education**. Finnish quality early childhood education lays basis for excellent learning outcomes in Finnish basic education. Early childhood education and care, pre-primary and basic education form an integrated whole progressing consistently following the child’s development.
Early childhood has very different goals in Finland compared to many other countries: in Finland early childhood education supports children’s balanced growth, development and learning, not just academic objectives. The Finnish early childhood education is research-based and is organized according to children’s natural growth and development. Learning through play is essential. It all begins in the early childhood.
This Early Childhood Education And Care Study Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the miracle of Finnish early childhood education yourself! During the study tour you will be able to visit Finnish kindergartens and daycare centers and witness yourself how this top-quality education is carried out in practice. The whole week you will be guided by expert lecturers and hosts and you will acquire an insight what are the principles early childhood education in Finland is based on.
** In Finland early childhood education is provided for children between 0-5 years. Pre-primary education is compulsory for children of the age of six. Basic education starts in the year when a child turns seven.
Target groups: early childhood educators, headmasters / principals, teachers, anyone who is interested in the Finnish early childhood education
Objectives: The program gives visitors an overview of the Finnish education system and early childhood education as an integral part of it. Themed Study Tour introduces the founding principles in Finnish Early Childhood Education and how it is implemented in action. The program also offers an up-close and personal view of daily life in the Finnish day care centers.
Review: Early Childhood Education Study Tour by Learning Scoop in Brainfeed Magazine
Next pre-scheduled tour dates:
September 18th-22nd 2023
March 4th-8th 2024
May 13th-17th 2024
September 16th-20th 2024
On request for groups, contact us!
Where: Tampere, Finland. Download Digital Travel Guide to get local tips!
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Daily program on Study Tour at 9am – 3pm
Monday: Introduction to the Finnish Education System
Finnish Education system
Introduction to the principles behind the education system
Paradoxes of Finnish Education: Less is More, No dead ends etc.
Early childhood education as part of the whole education system
Visit to pre-primary and primary school
Tuesday: Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland
Educare model: integrated approach to care, education and teaching
Care, education and teaching to support children’s balanced growth, development and learning
Different forms of daycare and early childhood education in Finland
The funding and fees for daycare
Legislation and norms guiding ECEC operations in Finland
National Core Curriculum for ECEC in Finland: value-based and descriptive
Areas of learning and transversal competencies in National Core Curriculum for ECEC
Pre-primary education as a link between early childhood education
Visit to day care center
Wednesday: ECEC promoting learning
Learning through play
Intrinsic motivation as a basis of learning
Child-centered pedagogy: inquiry-based learning, hands-on learning, small group activities, versatile learning environments
Children as actors influencing ECEC: involvement and participation
Visit to day care center or children’s culture center
Finnish Nature Experience or Dinner at Näsinneula Observation Tower
Thursday: Individual support in early childhood education
Early childhood education based on child’s individual needs
Integration and inclusion in ECEC
Categories and forms of support
Observation and documentation
Child’s individual ECEC plan
Visit to day care center
Friday: Co-operation in ECEC
Multi-professional co-operation to support the child’s growth and development
Team work and collaboration
Co-operation with parents in ECEC
Co-operation with school in ECEC: transition between ECE and
Visit to forest day care center or themed day care center
Evaluation and reflection of the program
This is an example program. Minor changes to content and schedule are possible.
Guided visits to Finnish day care centers and pre-primary education
Different types of early childhood education facilities
Observation and participation in the day care center’s day-to-day activities, meal time, outdoor activities etc.
Opportunities to talk with teachers and children
Trainers: Learning Scoop is a Finnish company working in the fields of education and training. The staff comprises experienced teachers and early childhood education experts, who have received excellent feedback on their work.
The trainers at Learning Scoop have years of teaching experience gained through the Finnish educational community and through teacher training. Learning Scoop trainers have received outstanding feedback for their well-executed and inspiring training sessions and study visits.
Learning Scoop’s Study Tours were awarded as as the most authentic Finnish educational travel products and the best professional programs for teachers.
Costs: The price for individual participant is 1450e+ possible VAT 24% / person
10-14 participants in a group the price is 1150e+ possible VAT 24% / person
15-19 participants in a group the price is 1050e+ possible VAT 24% / person
20 or more participants in a group the price is 950e+ possible VAT 24% / person
The program includes lectures and workshops, study material, visits and transportation to visit places, expert hosts, coffee, lunches, Finnish Nature Experience or Dinner at Näsinneula Observation Tower, Book Finnish Education in Practice: What, Why and How, Premium version of LessonApp for free for a year, farewell lunch and certificate of participation.
We are happy to collaborate with Lapland Hotels which offers you a chance to experience Lapland in the heart of a city. The centrally located hotels ares close to our training premises. The design of the rooms was influenced by nature and the stories of Lapland. The restaurant serves unique tastes of Nordic nature and Lapland in visually pleasing dishes.
Lapland Hotels offer fixed prices for our customers accordingly:
Lapland Hotels Tampere, Address Yliopistonkatu 44, Tampere:
Room in Comfort Class for 1 person 105€/night (112€/night in 2024)
Room in Comfort Class for 2 persons 125€/night (132€/night in 2024)
Lapland Hotels Arena, Address Ratapihankatu 54, Tampere:
Room in Comfort Class for 1 person 118€/ night (122€/night in 2024)Room in Comfort Class for 2 persons 138€/ night (142€/night in 2024)
Prices include buffet breakfast with local delicacies, taxes, sauna and wireless internet connection.
Check the availability and book your room at Lapland Hotels in Tampere by email firstname.lastname@example.org with code “LEARNINGSCOOP”
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