Implementation of local ECEC curricula at day-care centres and in family day care
The evaluation project examines how the processes of reforming the local curricula for early childhood education and care (ECEC) have been realised. The reform of the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care (540/2018) with regard to the child’s right to receive support immediately once the need for support has emerged, and the update of the National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care (2022) as a result of the amendment to the Act impose new structures and objectives on ECEC activities. The evaluation provides information on how the introduction of local curricula has been realised after 1 August 2022. The project also describes what factors promote or prevent the realisation of inclusive ECEC and the implementation of support for the child at day-care centres and in family day care. The evaluation is implemented between 2022 and 2023.
Evaluation produces information on the following focus areas:
- Increasing the functionality of the education system
- Developing learning and competence
- Promoting equality
- Supporting continuous development