What is early childhood education and care?

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. Parents have several options to choose from: ECEC centres, family day care or for example clubs or playground activities.

Early childhood education and care in Finland

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is part of the Finnish education system and an important stage on the child’s path of growing and learning. ECEC lays a foundation for lifelong learning. The Finnish ECEC is based on an integrated approach to care, education and teaching, the so-called “educare” model, with particular emphasis on pedagogy.

National core curriculum for ECEC in a nutshell

The early childhood education and care is guided by the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care and the National core curriculum for ECEC (2018), which is a national norm. The ECEC providers shall prepare the local curricula for ECEC based on the National core curriculum for early childhood education and care. ECEC providers are mostly municipal providers (84 %).

Support for the internationalisation of higher education

The Finnish National Agency for Education supports international cooperation between higher education institutions through different funding programmes. An essential part of both the internationally and nationally financed programmes is network cooperation.

How to apply for Erasmus+ funding from the Executive Agency

On this page you will find information on Erasmus+ funding applied for from the European Commission’s Executive Agency EACEA during the programme period 2021-2027.

Erasmus Mundus action

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How to apply for Erasmus+ funding from EDUFI

On this page you will find instructions for applying for Erasmus+ funding awarded by EDUFI during the period 2021–2027.

Instructions for the implementation of Erasmus+ projects

Instructions for the implementation of Erasmus+ projects have been compiled on this page.

All instructions for applying for funding in the Erasmus+ programme compiled on one page

The instructions for applying for funding for the different actions in the Erasmus+ programme have been compiled on this page.

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