Finland has made moderate progress over the past years in delivering early childhood development (ECD) policies and supporting families with young
children. Specifically, there is a national law or act guaranteeing access to basic ECD services in Education, Health, Nutrition, and/or Social and Child
Protection for all children under six. In Finland, there is a nationwide social security system. Yet, there are regional disparities that concern access to services. In addition, there is a lack of coordination of child policies at the national level and a lack of coordination of services for young children and families at the local level.
The information provided in this Country Profile reflects the situation at the end of May 2021. Country profiles look at key indicators across all the countries involved in the campaign and identify gaps in national data and evidence on early childhood.