SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Education (MOE) will open eight new kindergartens across Singapore in 2022, as part of ongoing plans to expand the total number of kindergartens to about 50 by 2023.
In a statement on Wednesday (29 May), the ministry said that its expansion plans will give parents more options for quality and affordable pre-school places.
All eight MOE Kindergartens (MK) will be located within primary schools. This means that there will be 43 MKs by 2022, providing a total of about 5,800 MK places.
This figure takes into account the 36 MKs set to come into operation by 2021 as well as the eight new MKs in 2022 – one of which will be the relocated and renamed site for the current MK@Tampines.
The eight new MKs will collaborate with Early Years Centres (EYCs) operated by PCF Sparkletots. This will provide a continuum of quality and affordable pre-school services for children aged two months to six years, said MOE.
All eligible Nursery 2-age Singapore citizens and permanent residents enrolled in these EYCs will be offered a Kindergarten 1 (K1) place at a nearby partner MK. There will be also be places for children who do not attend EYCs.
Registration for K1 admission in 2022 for the eight new MKs will take place in 2021. It will be open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents born between 2 January 2017 and 1 January 2018.
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