Before entering “elementary school” or “primary school” young kids in Sweden attend pre-school class or “förskol klass”. The preschool class is a school form in its own right with a large element of creative work and play.
Currently, the preschool class is a voluntary school form, which the majority of six-year-olds in Sweden attend. However, recent legislation has been passed to make preschool class compulsory for all 6 year olds.
The municipalities are obliged to offer and arrange the preschool class.
You can find information about all preschool, preschool class and elementary school programmes in Sweden via Swedish Schools for New Arrivals.