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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland is based on an integrated approach to education and care, the so-called “EduCare” model. The legislation defines ECEC as a planned and goal-oriented entity of education, upbringing, and care, with an emphasis on pedagogy.
All children under school-age are entitled to early childhood education and care should their parents to decide. Until recently regulations focused on parents’ entitlement to have a daycare place for their children. The new ECEC Act (2015) approaches the ECEC as a right of the child

ECEC centers gather for children from the age of 0 to the beginning of school at the age of 7. Other forms of ECEC services include family daycare as well as various clubs and open ECEC activities organized by municipalities, local parishes, and non-governmental organizations for children and their families.

Pre-primary education as part of the ECEC is the systematic education and instruction provided in the year preceding the start of compulsory education.  Pre-primary education is organized both in ECEC centers and in schools. The national core curriculum governing pre-primary education is the same regardless of the setting. The majority of children attend pre-primary education in ECEC centers.

Who should attend it?


The program is meant for school principals for ECE (Kindergarten, Preschool), management, administrators, educators, ECE trainers & senior teachers who are looking for implementing changes for a better education especially in the field of Early childhood Education.


Highlights of the tour:


  • Interaction with Internationally Acclaimed educators those who were in the foundation of making the Finnish education model.

  • First-hand experience of the international education system and direct links with schools and pupils which would last a lifetime.

  • With the emphasis on how they have developed the solutions to the problems faced and how those could be implemented in the local context- designing the action plan.

Focus Areas


  • To understand early childhood education in Finland and its working with practical examples and workshops by the Finnish and international teachers / Educators

  • Understanding the importance of  Early Childhood Education as a foundation stone

  • Practical experience and class observations in Finnish daycares and preschools

  • Interactions with teachers, principals, support staff

  • Hands-on experience with various creative methods and activities in an actual Finnish classroom through workshops

  • Phenomenon-based Learning and Enquiry-based Project

  • State-of-art Teachers Education 


​​Inclusion in Fees

  • ​​Workshops and school visit coordination fees

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Coffee

  • Accommodation for 3 nights on twin sharing basis during the program (Check-in Sunday - Check-out - Wednesday)

  • Transport for visiting the local schools

  • Faculty fee, course materials, stationery.

  • Visa Assistance (Invitation letter and other documents)

  • Online LMS access to CCE's Google Classroom

​​Exclusion in Fees

  • Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance

  • Dinner for all nights

  • Accommodation - ​Single Occupancy - 300 € extra

  • Accommodation - Premium Single Occupancy - 400 € extra

  • Transportation from Airport to the hotel and hotel to the Airport is not included.

  • Visa Processing

  • Anything which not mentioned under “Inclusion in registration fees”.

Kindly use payment option below where you can securely make payment with Credit Card or through PayPal.


Early bird offer is open till 2 months before the tour date

Registration till EBD: 1750 €

Registration after EBD: 1950 €

Group Discount

For a group of 5 or more, kindly contact us at

Tour Dates

25 - 28 Aug 2024

08 - 11 Sep 2024

22 - 25 Sep 2024

27 - 30 Oct 2024

17 - 20 Nov 2024

26 - 29 Jan 2025

09 - 12 Feb 2025

16 - 19 Mar 2025

Details For Online Bank Transfer (International)

Account Name: CCE FINLAND OY 

Account Number:  FI 41 1146 3001 1433 92


Bank: Nordea    

Currency:  EURO

Beneficiary Address: Maijalankatu 9 E 18, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND

Beneficiary Bank Address: Insinoorinkatu 23, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND 

To know more call:


+358504839418 (Finland)

+919890436368 (India)

+62 8126080183 (Indonesia)

+966 56 560 0100 (Saudi Arabia)

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Kindly Note:


Before making the payment, kindly fill out the registration form. Filling up a registration form is the first mandatory step to reserve your seat for the tour.


Early bird price ends 2 months before the Tour Start Date. Example: For the tour starting on 10th April 2024, early bird closed on 10th February 2024. So, choose an appropriate payment option.


Tour Program 

*For each group, depending on participants interest, the organizers will schedule one of the option.


Finland and CCE do not claim to show the best teachers, best schools or best teaching methods in this program, as in Finland, there is no selective approach. The education is learner-centered. The teachers do their best to make learning better. You will get to see what is actually happening in the classroom. We can not guarantee a school visit to a particular school as it is the school's decision if they want to take any visitors on a particular day.

Detail schedule with time and options for school visits will be declared two weeks prior to the tour and will be sent to the confirmed registered participants. CCE reserves the right to change the program depending on the batch size of the participants.


Faculty Profile

Marja Suurla

International trainer and researcher for Education and learning through paintings. She has been visiting different countries to make teachers aware of the teaching through drawing and painting, mainly the form painting. Follows Waldorf pedagogy and teacher from Steiner School, Tampere. She is an expert teacher of arts and paintings for 30+ years and has participated in many international exhibitions with her students.

Shirin Kulkarni

Researcher in the field of Creative Thinking and education for more than 12 years. Research Areas:

Creativity and School Environment

A comparative study between India and Finland

CII (Creativity-identity Interaction) model

Narrative teaching techniques

Experienced trainer and psychologist

Research Director, CCE Finland

Heramb Kulkarni

Head, ICT Development, and Strategy - CCE Finland

Speaker and trainer on EduTech, collaborative learning, and innovation across 12 countries. Trained more than 14000+ teachers, Educators, leaders on strategy and ICT innovations Research.

Heramb consults many governments and large organizations across 3 continents, Europe, Asia and Africa within key countries like Denmark, USA, Bahrain and Indian states like Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. His research areas are educational technology and creativity, global education reforms and collaborative innovations. As an educator, social entrepreneur and technology wizard, he is on the advisory board of many educational institutes and innovative start-ups across Europe and India. He has held leadership positions across large MNCs like Nokia, Lucent Technologies, Skyworks and Accenture with vast experience in technology, architecture and software development domain.

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Nelli Louhivuori

Finnish Pedagogy Expert

Nelli is a professional trainer and teacher (MEd) from Finland. She has specialized in elementary school education and has worked as a classroom teacher and an Italian language teacher in Finland. She has co-taught and trained Finnish elementary school teachers to use co-teaching in their work. She is currently working with CCE Finland to design schools across 3 continents.


Registration form


Before making the payment, kindly fill the registration form. Filling up a registration form is the first mandatory step to reserve your seat for the tour.




1. What is the difference between education tour and symposium arranged by CCE?

The Finland education tour focuses on the Finnish education model and specially designed to make the participants aware of as many aspects of the Finnish education system as possible. The symposium is generally for 4 or 5 days, out of which the first two days are dedicated to the Finnish education model and the last two days are reserved for the international paper presentations on creativity in education. So there is more scope for discussion on creative education. One can listen to various studies going on in different parts of the world about creativity.


2. Where do we start?

All participants are required to CHECK-IN on Sunday evening at Tampere hotel. The travel from Helsinki to Tampere on Sunday is not covered in the tour fee.


3. Where will we be staying in Finland?

The participants shall be accommodated in popular hotels in Tampere. Hotels in the range of 100 to 120 Euro per night  (breakfast included), are being considered. All hotels are 4 Stars category.


4. What is the duration of this delegation?

The delegation shall consist of 4 days and 3 nights in Finland. Of these, 3 days shall be for official visits to schools and other institutions and workshops. Participants will be free to explore Helsinki, Tampere and other places of interest nearby during free time.


5. Does the fee include payment for meals too?

Breakfasts are included in the hotel charges.  Lunches and snacks will be served on all 3 days of official visits. Dinners are not provided so that the participants can explore the local cuisine.

7.What about visa processing?

CCE will send the necessary documents to the participants like invitation letters but the participants need to arrange their own visa.


8.What if I confirm and drop out? Will I be given a refund for the fee?

   Refunds are subject to the cancellation policies of the travel agency and the hotel partners. The refund policy is as follows:   a. Less than 30 days prior to the trip - No refund under any circumstances (e.g. rejection of visa)   b. Less than 90 days but more than 30 days - 50% of the cost will be refunded 

. More than 90 days to trip - 80% of the cost will be refunded


9. What are some of the key dates?

Last date for sending the registration form and paying full delegation fee - 1 month before tour starts
Last date for sending all the documents for Visa and Ticketing - 1 month before tour starts

* Schengen Visa takes at least 30-45 working days. Hence, in case of a delay in submitting the Visa documents, we will not be able to assure a confirmed visa.

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