All children under school-age have a subjective right to early childhood education and care (ECEC). The parents of the child decide whether or not their child participates in ECEC. After the parental leave period, when the child is usually 9 or 10 months, parents have several options to choose from: ECEC centres, family day care or for example clubs or playground activities. If the parents choose to take care of their child at home, they are entitled to home care leave and allowance until the child turns three years old.
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