Early childhood education (VVE)

Early childhood education (VVE) caters for preschool children with a language disadvantage. Through play, they learn the skills they need to make a good start at primary school.

Early childhood education at playgroups

Playgroups and childcare organisations provide early childhood education for 2,5 to 4-year-olds. Overall responsibility rests with the municipal authorities, who also determine which children are eligible. Referral usually takes place via the baby and toddler clinic.

Early childhood education at primary schools

Early childhood education for 4 and 5-year-olds is provided in the first two years of primary school. The school itself is responsible for the quality of early childhood education.

Early childhood education programmes

A variety of early childhood education (VVE) programmes are available, most of which are geared to helping pupils with language disadvantage. They also target the child’s socio-emotional, cognitive and motor development. The most commonly used programmes are the Pyramid Method and Kaleidoscoop.