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Come and visit our schools and daycare centres in the city of Jyväskylä!  

You are welcome to acquaint yourself with our high-quality and up-to-date early childhood and pre-primary education and basic education!

Jyväskylä is a growing and international city of education. Education is one of the spearheads of our City Strategy and we want to invest in high-quality education and training. The story of Jyväskylä as a city of education stems from the history of our city. In the 1800s, Finland's first Finnish-language educational institutions were established in Jyväskylä, and the city of education was born.

As a city of education, we offer children and young people an inspiring and encouraging path of education and training. Jyväskylä is a vibrant city of expertise and research, where the growth of children and young people is promoted based on knowledge and by increasing the participation of children and young people. Our city is a centre of expertise for top professionals in education and training, which is strengthened by cooperation with the University of Jyväskylä, among other things.

In early childhood and basic education services, we support and develop the activities of early childhood education and care, pre-primary and basic education, and youth services. Our goal is to enable the formation of a child-centred, wholesome and uniform learning path from early childhood to upper secondary education. In Jyväskylä, vocational education and upper secondary education for young people are provided by Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia.

In Jyväskylä, we offer safe and healthy learning environments for children and young people. Several new daycare centres and schools have been built in recent years. The newly built premises are either daycare schools or comprehensive schools. Daycare schools operate under the same roof offering early childhood education and care, pre-primary education and basic education in grades 1–6. Comprehensive schools consist of basic education from grades 1 to 9. 

Visiting instructions

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with  

  • the everyday life of daycare centres and schools
  • meet staff and students/children
  • observe teaching and discuss with our professionals.  

The staff of daycare centres and schools act as guides during your visit. The language of the visit is Finnish or English. Guidance in other languages is also possible in some schools and daycare centres.

The best times to visit schools and daycare centres are in September-November and January-April. Other school holidays are in week 42 and week 9.  

When planning your visit and if visiting more than one unit, please take into account the time of transportation between different locations in your schedule. We hope that you will arrive at the visiting location on time.

An example of a visit (3-4 hours):

  • introduction and tour of the unit  
  • observing and visiting classes/daycare groups and a chance to meet students/children and staff according to themes and wishes of the visit
  • discussion with professionals/staff


More information

Susanna Kuusinen, Planner of Education at Education of Language and Cultural Groups, 
City of Jyväskylä
tel. 040 631 4777
email: susanna.kuusinen(at)