Pre-primary education

Pre-primary education as part of the  Early Childhood Education and Care is the systematic education and instruction provided in the year preceding the start of compulsory education. Pre-primary education in Pyhäjoki is organised in day-care centres and schools and it lays emphasis on the preparation for school following the local curriculum based on the national core curriculum.

The general principles in the core curriculum emphasise the child’s individuality and the significance of active learning and the importance of acting as a group member. Pre-primary education is based on the child’s own knowledge, skills and experiences. Its focus is on play and a positive outlook on life and it  promotes the child’s own initiative and its significance as the foundation for all activities.