Organization of Järvenpää's education and early education and care in exceptional circumstances of the COVID epidemic
The situation report from the city of Järvenpää focuses on the organization of education and early childhood education and care according to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus situation announced on 16 March by the Government. Caregivers are now being asked to monitor the situation through Wilma, through which all the arrangements will be announced.
For pupils in need of contact teaching it will be organized in some of the open day care centres
According to the Emergency Powers Ac school premises will be closed until 13 April 2020 and contact teaching will be suspended. Instruction and guidance will be organised by means of exceptional teaching arrangements. According to the Government's policy, the necessary contact teaching is concentrated in certain units. Pupils in need of contact teaching will have it in premises of open early childhood education units—i.e. of day care centres. Instruction will be provided by class teachers.
The pupil's guardian, the day care centre and the principal of the pupil's own school will be informed about the temporary contact teaching placed. The principal shall redirect sufficient teaching staff to the new temporary teaching centre.
Contact classes are organized for these pupils from 1st to 3rd grades, whose guardians work in sectors critical to the functioning of society. As an exception, pupils who have a special support decision will also be provided contact teaching where necessary. It is recommended that the child be cared at home, if possible.
The day care centres of Pehtoori, Polle, Pajalanpiha and Saunakallio will be used as the places for contact teaching
The day care centres of Pehtoori, Polle, Pajalanpiha and Saunakallio are planned to be used as the places for contact teaching. Teaching of pupils with challenging special needs is organized in the Juhola unit of Järvenpää Co-educational School for those who have indicated the need for contact teaching. Transportation is provided when needed for pupils with challenging special needs who require special support. Contact classes begin on Wednesday 18 March at 9am. Parents will be notified about the place of contact teaching by Wilma message.
Remote education will begin gradually starting from Wednesday 18 March.
A questionnaire was sent to students' homes via Wilma about a computer for distance learning at home. More information about distance education will be sent via Wilma.
Early childhood education and care:
Almost all units of ECEC are open until further notice
For the time being, almost all of ECEC units remain open. Only a few smaller units will be closed.
The ECEC of the small kindergartens to be closed on Wednesday 18 March will be transferred
From Haltianpolku kindergarten, ECEC is transferred to Saunakallio day care centre. From Nummiruukku kindergarten, ECEC is transferred to Nummenkylä day care centre. The operations of Puistola kindergarten is transferred to Pajalanpiha day care centre. The Ratamo kindergarten is transferred to Kinnari day care centre.
The pre-primary education of Kyrölä schools is transferred to Kyrölä day care centre. The pre-primary education of Vihtakatu school is transferred to Satusauna day care centre. The pre-primary education of Kinnari is transferred to the city centre’s day care, the pre-primary education of Kartano is transferred to Isokytö day care and the pre-primary education of Saunakallio school is transferred to Saunakallio day care.
For information regarding individual teachers of family day care please inquire the respective day care. All day care centres other than those mentioned above are therefore open until further notice.
Information regarding private day care centres can be obtained directly from service providers.
What is the critical service need?
Many questions have been raised about the need for early childhood education in connection with the Government policy from—when can a child be taken to early childhood education or classroom teaching? The policy does ensure access to early childhood education and care for the children of employees who work in sectors critical to the functioning of society and enable the respective parents/guardians to work.
The city hopes that as many people as possible will take care of their children themselves, rather than bringing them to early childhood education and care. If this is not possible, the child can be brought to ECEC. In addition, those working in socially critical sectors can bring 1-3. grade children in a day care centre, where a class teacher will provide children with contact lessons in accordance with the curriculum.
The decision on customer fees for early childhood education and after-school clubs will be made separately this week.
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1. If your child(ren) is attending ECEC or pre-primary education, but you are able to care the child at home. Take care of your child at home
2. If you, for different reasons, cannot take care of your child at home at all bring your child to ECEC
3. If you work in a sector critical to the functioning of society. In addition to the ECEC children you can bring your 1.-3. grade children to the day care centre