Early Childhood Education and Care

Early childhood education and care is systematic and target-oriented, and contributes the growth, development and learning of children.

The caretakers have the primary responsibility of bringing up the child. Early childhood care and education supports and complement the upbringing of children. The aim of early childhood care and education is to create equal prerequisites for the children’s holistic growth, development and learning.

Early Childhood Education Plan

In its essence, early childhood education and care is educational interaction that takes place between the child and an adult.

The parents have the main responsibility for raising and educating their child. The role of the public early childhood education and care is to support the parents in this task.

The city of Loviisa has a local Plan for Early Childhood Education and Care, which both civic and private childcare units and their personnel follow. The plan describes how early childhood education and care is to be carried out in Loviisa.

When the parental allowance period ends, you can choose how and where your child is cared for:

You yourself take care of your child at home.

If your child is less than three years old, you can apply for child home care allowance at Kela. You can make use of our open early childhood education services without losing the child home care allowance.

Municipal early childhood education and care

You can apply for municipal early childhood education and care services either in a childcare unit or in family childcare. The city of Loviisa provides full-day care, part-time care and evening care. Ask the head of the childcare unit for further details.

Private early childhood care and education

Places in private early childhood care and education can be inquired directly from family day carers. You can apply for private day care allowance and municipal supplement from the Department of Social Security, Kela. If your child is in partial time daycare the municipal supplement is applied from the city. Further information about this can be found here (finns ingen engelsk text på andra sidan av länken)