Avoin yo, Early Childhood Education in Finland: What, Where and How?, lv. 2020 - 2021

Extent of the study programme
1 ECTS credits
Completion mode
Study fee
15 Euros

Study objectives

After this course you are familiar with

  • the Finnish early childhood education system and it´s main principles and values
  • different levels of early childhood education and care (ECEC) curriculum (national, local, individual curriculum)
  • the meaning of play in Finnish ECEC system
  • the principles of child-centered pedagogy, meaning of educational partnership, teamwork and learning environment

Study contents

Finnish early childhood education legislation, different levels curriculums, main principles of pedagogy.

Tuition fees


See more information about the study programme/course on www.avoin.jyu.fi/en


  • mooc
  • finnish education system

Admissions services

University of Jyväskylä Open University / Student Services

Visiting address:
Alvar Aallon katu 9 (Ruusupuisto), 4. krs, ovi B4

Postal address:
PL 35

E-mail: openuniversity@jyu.fi
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