MORE MOE KINDERGARTENS BY THE END OF 2022
The rise in our local population saw the preschool sector working hard to keep up with the growing numbers. Not only is the field of preschool teaching promoted in tertiary institutes, the number of governments funded preschool is being heavily boosted as well.
Many understand the importance of the role that quality preschool education play in children’s holistic development. In a comprehensive educational setting, children will be able to pick up vital skills that they will need for life.
This consciousness of the preschool sector’s significance has led the Singapore government to invest in more preschool centres, specifically the government aided MOE Kindergartens. It is expected that 8 new kindergartens will open 2022, taking the total number of MOE Kindergartens island-wide to 43. Including the new centres, a total of 5,800 placements will be available for children to enrol in.
The 8 new MOE kindergartens across the island
1. MOE Kindergarten @ North View
(North View Primary School, 210 Yishun Avenue 6 Singapore
2. MOE Kindergarten @ Sembawang
(Sembawang Primary School, 10 Sembawang Drive Singapore
3. MOE Kindergarten @ Jing Shan
(Jing Shan Primary School, 5 Ang Mo Kio Street 52 Singapore
4. MOE Kindergarten @ Ang Mo Kio
(Ang Mo Kio Primary School, 20 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
5. MOE Kindergarten @ New Primary School along Tampines North
Drive (More details will be provided later)
6. MOE Kindergarten @ Gongshang
(Gongshang Primary School, 1 Tampines Street 42 Singapore
7. MOE Kindergarten @ Junyuan
(Junyuan Primary School, 2 Tampines Street 91 Singapore
8. MOE Kindergarten @ Jurong West
(Jurong West Primary School, 30 Jurong West Street 61
MOE targets to open up to 50 kindergartens by 2023
In accordance with Prime Minster Lee Hsein Loong’s National Day Rally speech in 2017, the Singapore government is looking at opening up to 50 MOE Kindergarten by the end of 2023. These kindergartens will operate in partnership with Early Years Centres, that is managed by PCF Sparkletots.
Singapore citizen and permanent resident Nursery 2 children who are enrolled in any of the Early Years Centres are eligible to join Kindergarten 1 at an MOE Kindergarten nearby.
Registration for Kindergarten 1 admission at the 8 new kindergartens will commence in 2021 and will be open to children born between January 2, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
More details will be available in the first quarter of 2021.