Municipalities may offer day care for its youngest citizens. Day care can be created in several ways - either as a municipal day care, a municipal day-care center or a private day care for children aged 0 years and up to school age. Recreation centers may be offered to children of school age.

Day care includes daycare settings that are designed for infants and pre-schoolers alike, including certified private homes. Municipal day care is a service where children are cared for in homes of child-minders. Municipal day care centers are municipally owned institutions such as nurseries and kindergartens.