Types of Preschools Available
MOE Kindergartens (MKs) and Government-supported preschools
MOE Kindergartens are directly run by MOE and provide quality and affordable preschool education to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 5 and 6. Government-supported preschools refer to centres under the Anchor Operator and Partner Operator schemes. Anchor Operator and Partner Operator centres are subject to fee caps and quality requirements.
Types of preschools
(1) Childcare and Infant Care Centres
Infant care services cater to infants aged between two and 18 months. They are usually provided in childcare centres, though some centres only provide either infant or childcare services.
Childcare centres provide early childhood care and development programmes for children aged between 18 months and below seven years old.
Kindergartens provide preschool education programmes for children between 18 months and below seven years old. Most kindergarten sessions are three to four hours each day.
MOE Kindergartens (MKs) offers are sited within primary schools and offer four-hour K1 and K2 programmes for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 5 and 6. For parents who require full-day services for their child, Kindergarten Care (KCare) is available at all MKs. Click to find out more about MOE Kindergarten and KCare.
MOE Kindergarten – Early Years Centre Partnership
MOE partners two Anchor Operators – PCF Sparkletots and NTUC First Campus My First Skool – to provide a continuum of quality and affordable preschool education for children aged two months to six years via the MOE Kindergarten - Early Years Centre (MK-EYC) Partnership.
Under the MK-EYC model, your child will attend an EYC until he or she is four years old. PCF and NFC provide preschool services for children aged two months to four years. Eligible children in the EYCs are guaranteed a place at a partner MK and can choose to enrol at the MK to continue their K1 and K2 programme, ensuring a seamless transition to K1 in the year they turn five.