Preschool-aged children, meaning six-year-olds, attend free pre-primary education organised by the municipality. The City of Kokkola offers pre-primary education in day care centres and in connection with comprehensive schools.
The children receive four hours of pre-primary education per day.
Taking part in pre-primary education is compulsory under the Basic Education Act. The child’s guardian is responsible for ensuring that the child attends pre-primary education or other activity that achieves the objectives of said education during the school year preceding the beginning of compulsory education.