Pilke Daycare Centres’ learning orientations
The early childhood education at Pilke emphasises different learning areas depending on the unit. Our units’ orientations include languages, science, nature, sports, music as well as art and expression.
Pilke specialises in the provision of versatile early childhood education and care. Our education offers the opportunity to emphasise certain learning areas to support children’s strengths and interests. Each unit’s orientation is recorded in the unit’s early childhood education and care curriculum, and it is implemented in various ways in the daycare centre’s everyday operation. The purpose of emphasising different learning areas is to arouse the children’s natural interest in learning and new experiences.
Daycare operation naturally involves also other versatile activities, such as singing, handicraft, painting and outdoor activities, not to forget sufficient daily rest. Everyday pedagogy is part of every moment of our daycare centres’ operation. It is present in pausing to wonder things together; counting peas in the salad bowl or experimenting with colours when painting. We value each unhurried moment we get to spend with the children playing, conversating or exploring the world together. Our objective is to provide them with a safe environment where a warm hug is always available and there is plenty of time for play. They steadily grow into independent individuals who can rely on their skills and dare to dream.
Each Pilke daycare unit complies with the Finnish Act on Early Childhood Education and Care (540/2018), and their operation is guided by the National Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education and Care. A child who is happy to attend daycare is the best feedback for Pilke personnel – the children’s happiness shows the quality and value of our work.