Out-of-school care for children living in disadvantaged areas - Estonia
Hobby schools form the main type of out-of-school care in Estonia. Hobby school activities are regulated by the Ministry of Education which provides a common curriculum and certifies instructors. They are supervised by the government and receive most of their funding from municipal governments. Hobby education is a field of youth work that enables young people to participate in extra curricular activities which facilitate their development in different fields outside formal education and work.