Advantages And Disadvantages Of Early Childhood Education And Care

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2. Compare 2.1 Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) In Finland Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is a part of social services. Parents have a subjective right to take the opportunity of ECEC. The system is for 1-6 years old children. Participation in ECEC is voluntary until 6 years old, after that- as it has been mentioned before- one year of pre-primary school is compulsory. However, ECEC is not free of charge. The fee is determined by the parents’ income and the size of the family. The more children they have, or the less they earn, the less they have to pay. The costs can be between 18-200 euros per month. For low-income families, day-care could be even free. Local municipalities are in charge of arranging ECEC, therefore parents …show more content…

According to their age, they will be introduced new skills, knowledge and abilities, which they have to adopt. Possibly they will experience optimism and joy towards learning. Through group work, they acquire the skill of co-operation and self-expression. By facing new challenges, they learn how to be confident and creative.  Children will learn how to be a responsible member of their society by learning to reflect on everyday’s situations. They will be able to make difference between right and wrong. They will learn about self-control and problem-solving abilities. According to their age, they will understand equality and acceptance within the society.  Pre-primary school also gives a huge emphasize on children’s linguistic and cultural identity throughout different forms of art, local, national, and international cultures.  Gaining new knowledge and experiences about nature will catch the attention of the children. They will learn about their role to protect and properly use of the natural and built-up environment. They will experience the beauty and diversity of the nature and hopefully this will raise their awareness of their own

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