Early Childhood Education in Finland

Do you want to know what the pedagogy of Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) is about? You are warmly welcome to find out the success factors of ECEC in Finland in this MOOC.

During this MOOC (1 ECTS) you will understand what it is like to be a child in Finnish ECEC. You will discover in what kinds of learning environments and with what kinds of pedagogical practices children are actively learning throughout the day. 

You will focus on the diverse understanding of learning environment which we in Finland understand as a combination of physical, psychological, social and emotional aspects. You'll learn, what is the role of play in Finnish ECEC, what kind of pedagogy we believe in and what we mean with individualized planning and pedagogical assessment.

  • Course is open: Spring 2022
  • Study credits: 1 ECTS
  • EQF level: 6
  • Study fee: € 15

This MOOC is open to anyone interested in education and teaching.

The course is organized by the Open University of University of Jyväskylä, Finland. For further information, please contact our study services at HelpJYU online customer service.


This MOOC will be open in 2022.

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Early Childhood Education in Finland

How you will benefit from this MOOC

  • You will be familiar with the Finnish early childhood education system and it's levels, principles and values.
  • You will be know the principles of child-centered pedagogy, meaning of educational partnership, teamwork and learning environment.
  • You will enhance your pedagogical skills and understand the meaning of play in Finnish ECEC system.
Early childhood education and care in Finland

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