Early Childhood Education and Care
Kuopio aims to make combining work and family life as easy as possible. The dozens of day care centres, schools and clubs in the city provide flexible early childhood education and care all the way from babies less than a year old to young people completing comprehensive school. The values of early childhood education and care are a service-minded approach, confidentiality and the inclusion of children and families. The friendly, genuine nature that is typical of people from Savo make it possible to apply these values in everyday life. In addition to municipal day care, the city has several private day care centres and private family day care providers who take care of children in their own home, providing home-like, unhurried care. These providers are a significant part of the day care services of Kuopio.