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Declaration of income at early childhood education 

Declaration of income must be made by the end of the starting month of the child’s early childhood education 

When a child starts in municipal early childhood education, the family must submit an income statement no later than the end of the month in which the daycare begins. The income statement is made in the electronic customer services at www.jyvaskyla.fi/varhaiskasvatus/sahkoinen-asiointi.

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Early childhood education: preparations for the coronavirus epidemic

On this page, we’ve assembled measures and procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which the Jyväskylä municipal early childhood education services have adopted so far.  This page will be updated as the situation develops. 

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Lapsi ja aikuinen leikkivät lelutalolla.

Support services in early childhood and basic education

Early childhood and basic education support service staff are there to help if a child finds it difficult to attend school or they are struggling with learning, for example. Staff will also liaise with the child’s family, teachers and other staff at the child’s school and they are a great source of help and guidance on parenting skills.

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Pre-school education

Pre-school education

All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.

Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.

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School and home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents.

Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Oppilaat ja aikuiset oppitunnilla piirileikissä

Native language teaching

A student who speaks another language than Finnish as a native language, or has native-level skills in the language, may attend native language teaching for two hours a week. The teaching is free of charge and is provided after the school day. The teaching is provided at many different schools, and the group may have students from various age groups and schools.

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Clone of School & home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents. Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Kolme oppilasta istuu lattialla tutkien koodaustehtävää

Learning in English

Finnish and foreign students can study in English in Kortepohja school from years 1 to 6 and in Viitaniemi school from years 7 to 9. The teaching language is English, but in art and crafts subjects and some optional subjects the students can have teaching in Finnish. The students’ language proficiency in English is tested before coming to the school.

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Family Counseling

The purpose of family counselling is to support families with children in different challenging life situations. In children’s matters, the services are mainly meant for children under the age of 13.

Family Counselling employs psychologists, social workers and a children’s psychiatrist, who usually meet families in work pairs. Jyväskylä's Family Counselling serves residents of the following municipalities: Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Luhanka, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka and Uurainen.

Families can contact the family counselling directly. No referral is needed.

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Kaksi aikuista katsoo ja lapsi kertoo piirustuksesta.

School & home co-operation

Co-operation between school and home has been specified in the curriculum. Parents have the primary task of raising their children. The school supports this task and is responsible for educating and teaching the student as a member of the school community. Parents’ meetings are an example of the forms of co-operation between the school and parents. Other forms of co-operation include teacher meetings, parents' association operations, and evaluation discussion in primary schools.

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Kolme oppilasta istuu lattialla tutkien koodaustehtävää

Remedial education

The task of the entire school staff is, in co-operation with the student's guardians, to support the pupil's school attendance, learning, as well as positive growth and development. If the student needs support, the student is provided with remedial education in his or her own class, individually with a remedial education teacher, in small groups, or remedial education groups.

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Oppilaat piirissä.

To seventh year

Usually, students of seventh to ninth year go to the school located nearest their home. The school’s resources and the student’s particular subject choices may impact on the selection of the school location. Ultimately, the school location of the student is decided on by the provider of the education.

A student will receive a bus ticket if the distance to the nearest school (or the school allocated to him or her) is over 5 kilometres. If the student goes to another school, commuting is not paid for.

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After school activity

Jälkkäri – after-school activity for pupils

Jälkkäri, supervised after-school activity, is arranged in all schools with years 1 to 6. About 600 pupils attend Jälkkäri-activities in Jyväskylä. Jälkkäri is a pleasant combination of recreation and rest. A snack is also included in the programme. Jälkkäri aims to offer versatile and high quality activities as e.g. various hobby clubs. The presence of an adult ensures that it is safe to attend Jälkkäri after school. A small fee is collected for attending Jälkkäri.

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Pre-school education

All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.

Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.

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Children's day-care and pre-school education

In Finland every child under school age (seven) is entitled to a place in day-care run by the municipality. The goal of the day-care services in Jyväskylä is to ensure that all children have the opportunity for a good childhood and meaningful development. The early education services aim at supporting balanced growth, development and learning as well as promoting the personal well-being of all children.

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