Preschool and Kindergarten (3-6 years)

Aarteet Kindergarten provides early childhood education for children ages 3-5 years and 6-year-olds participate in pre-primary education. Both are based on Christian values. The kindergarten is nondenominational. 

The kindergarten follows the Finnish national curriculum for early childhood and pre-primary education. It places a special emphasis on supporting the child’s development, social and interpersonal skills, and preparing for school. Located in the same building as the school, the kindergarten facilitates a smooth transition from early childhood education to the basic education.  

Activities in the kindergarten are characterized by creativity and the joy of working together. The kindergarten puts a premium on experiential learning, rejoicing in diversity, and valuing one another in a group-setting. Other emphases include physical education, art, and music. 

Everyday activities and interactions both with children and adults exude respect and honor. There is an attitude of serving each other. Laughter and delight are at the center of the daily lives.