Summary: Every day quality in early childhood education and care – ECEC curriculum implementation at ECEC centres and in family day care (2020)
Between 2017–2019, the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) implemented an evaluation project which examined the curricula for early childhood education (ECEC) as instruments supporting the provision and implementation of ECEC as well as the implementation of these curricula in the daily ECEC. This summary focuses on the second part of the two-phase evaluation.
The results of the evaluation show that the National core curriculum for early childhood education (2016; 2018) as a whole directs ECEC pedagogy in line with the objectives laid down in legislation and provides good guidelines for the implementation of high-quality ECEC. However, the content-related objectives of the National core curriculum are not achieved everywhere as required in the curriculum.
The objective of this summary is to serve as a concrete aid in the development of ECEC. The key results and the development recommendations based on them are described in the summary. The sections presenting results include self-evaluation questions targeted at pedagogical staff. The questions are intended as instruments enabling comparisons of the evaluation results with one’s own work at the level of persons, teams or units.
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