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What can you use Elina for? - The year cycle of early childhood education



Elina offers a comprehensive and dynamic tool that helps early childhood education professionals plan and implement goal-oriented activities throughout the entire operating period. In the Elina annual clock, we have collected examples of where Elina can be of help during the operating season. The Elina annual clock is designed to help early childhood education professionals organize and plan the year's activities systematically and goal-oriented. The annual clock offers a clear structure that considers children's individual early childhood education plans, group action plans, kindergarten action plans, equality and equality plans, digital strategy, and team agreements. This versatile approach ensures that all perspectives and needs are taken into account during the year.


With Elina, from fall to spring

In the fall, when new children join the groups and the new activity season begins, the Elina annual clock reminds you which things to focus on when planning activities. Making the daycare and group action plans and the team agreement at the beginning of the operating period creates a good basis for the entire operating period. On the other hand, updating the equality plan and digital strategy ensures that these themes are attached to everyday activities. You can ask the Elina assistant for help in making and updating all these plans. At the same time, you can ask Elina for tips on activities that support team building, getting to know each other, and learning new skills.


One key element of the fall season is integrating children's individual early childhood education plans into the annual planning. This enables each child's needs and interests to be at the center of the planning. Regularly reviewing and updating the plans ensures that the activities remain relevant and support each child's learning path. The Elina assistant's group profile supports educators in maintaining the information of the child group and using it in operational planning.


Spring is a time of renewal and growth. The review and possible updating of the local early childhood education plan are topical in the spring season. The themes and issues arising from the operations assessment should be written down immediately, and possible development measures should be considered. Updating children's early childhood education plans also plays a central role during the spring season. The Elina annual clock reminds you of these critical actions. At this point in the year, you can ask Elina for tips on, for example, activities that support the child's development and learning as nature awakens, or tips on trips and outdoor games that support children's physical development and social skills.


The importance of the annual clock in the planning process

The Elina annual clock offers a comprehensive framework within which the whole year's activities can be planned and evaluated consistently. It reminds of the consideration of local special features, pedagogical emphases and children's needs in planning. In addition, it highlights evaluation and development, which are central to the continuous improvement of early childhood education and the enrichment of children's learning experiences.


Planning the upcoming operating period with the help of the Elina also enables flexible updating of themes and action plans to meet the changing needs and interests of children. This child-oriented approach guarantees that early childhood education activities are meaningful and inspiring and support each child's individual growth and learning.


Elina is a valuable tool that supports the efforts of early childhood education professionals to create environments that promote children's well-being, learning, and development. It can be used to ensure that all activities are planned and goal-oriented and take into account the children's individual needs and pedagogical goals. The annual clock provides a framework for planning. Elina can be used to strengthen the quality of early childhood education and promote children's holistic well-being and development. That is ultimately the core of all early childhood education work.








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