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From Pre-primary Education to School

  • Service
  • Vantaa
  • Public service

Starting school is a significant event for the child, the guardians, and the school personnel. In school, the child will be working with different adults than in pre-primary education, and in order to maintain the continuum of development and learning support, cooperation between the family, pre-primary education, and school is essential.

Starting school is one of the biggest changes in a child's life. The year in pre-primary education prepares the children for school by familiarizing them with school culture and teaching important skills that are needed in school. In Vantaa, the pre-primary groups work in cooperation with the elementary education by arranging events and school visits. Therefore, school becomes familiar to the child already during the year in pre-primary education. Additionally, schools arrange introductory visits for preschoolers in May.

The first year in school forms a foundation for the whole education. During the first year of school, children develop a perception of themselves as learners and members of a group. In order to maintain healthy development, it is important for children to gain confidence in their own abilities to learn and get along with classmates and adults. Therefore, it is very important to ensure a successful transition to school. Studying in a large group with only one adult is a challenge for all children starting school. The aim of cooperation between pre-primary education and elementary education is to ensure easy transition from pre-primary to school.

Basic information

The service is provided byVantaa city
Responsible for the serviceVantaa city
Area Vantaa
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 22/5/2022