Vaasa has Finnish, Swedish, and bilingual daycare centres. Finnish-speaking children also have access to Swedish-language language immersion options, and to foreign-language education in English.
Families can also apply for an early childhood education place in a private, voucher-based daycare centre if they wish.
We follow the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care, the national Core Curriculum for Early Childhood education (full document available in Finnish) and the local early childhood education plan (in Finnish).
Holiday periods for early childhood education and preschool education 2023-2024
The early childhood education and care period starts on 1 August 2023 and ends on 31 July 2024. The preschool education period starts on 16 August 2023 and ends on 31 May 2024.
Holiday periods during the period 2023–2024:
- Autumn holidays 16–20 October 2023
- Independence Day 6 December 2023
- Christmas holiday 22 December 2023 – 5 January 2024
- Winter holiday 26 February – 1 March 2024
- Easter 29 March – 1 April 2024
- May Day 1 May 202
- Ascension Day 9 May 2024