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Early childhood education and care

All children under school age have the right to early childhood education and care (ECEC) provided in ECEC centres, in family daycare, or as part of play and club activities. The objective of early childhood education and care is to support children’s development and learning. Local authorities are responsible for ensuring that early childhood education and care is provided in accordance with the needs of children and families. The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the overall planning, steering and supervision of early childhood education and care and for drafting the necessary legislation.    

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