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KVAVK23HKI Expertise in early childhood education in the church (5 cr)

Code: KVA0005A20S-3003

General information


19.09.2022 - 09.10.2022


13.02.2023 - 17.03.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning



Teaching languages

  • Finnish


0 - 50

Degree programmes

  • BA of Social Services, Christian Early Childhood Education and Care


  • Tiina Häkkinen
  • Ilona Kontinen


  • A52sosv
  • 24.02.2023 09:00 - 11:30, KVA / Lukupiiriseminaari, osallistuminen pakollista
  • 06.03.2023 10:00 - 11:00, KVA / menetelmäohjauskioski
  • 09.03.2023 09:00 - 11:30, KVA / menetelmäseminaari, läsnäolo pakollinen
  • 13.03.2023 12:30 - 14:00, KVA / työelämäpaneeli, osallistuminen pakollinen
  • 15.03.2023 12:00 - 16:00, KVA / kehittämisen ja johtamisen tulevaisuusverstas -työskentely


• know how to analyse the theological basis of their work and the principle of pedagogical leadership and create their own theology of early childhood education
• analyse the theological basis of an office in education as part of their professional identity
• are familiar with the methods of pedagogy of religion and know how to apply and develop them in child work
• know how to plan, execute and develop new work methods for early childhood education within the church together with other employees
• are familiar with the unique characteristics of early childhood education operating environments and know how to carry out multidisciplinary collaboration
• know how to support inclusion and agency of children and their families in the parish
• know how to develop church service and devotional life together with families and employees


• theology of early childhood education, worldview education and pedagogical leadership
• methods of pedagogy of religion
• work methods and development of early childhood education within the church
• expertise of a coordinator for early childhood education and care, task description and related competence needs
• local, regional and national early childhood education networks
• children’s spirituality and supporting spiritual growth at church

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