Kajaani offers high-quality early childhood education and care and pre-primary education that take the needs of children and families into account. In Kajaani, early childhood education and care is provided by 18 municipal and 11 private day-care centres and 15 private family day carers. Early childhood education and care support children’s individual growth, development and learning and promote their well-being. The starting point for planning a child’s early childhood education and care and their pre-primary education are the child’s strengths and interests.
The focuses of early childhood education and care in Kajaani are inclusion, positive pedagogy and emotional and social interaction skills. Kajaani’s day-care centres and their outdoor facilities are located close to nature and they offer a variety of stimuli in their surroundings that are used to support the day-care centre’s activities throughout the year.