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An overview of the types of preschool in Singapore

If you are like most parents in Singapore, you may think that all preschools are the same. But that is not exactly true, as there are different types of preschools in Singapore.

In fact, if you do a little digging, you will learn that there are about 12 types of preschools in Singapore.

Each of them is different and has a unique teaching style and goals. If you want to learn more about the different types of preschool in Singapore, you will benefit from this article.

The following article by Singaporemotherhood discusses briefly on the 12 types of preschools in Singapore.

 12 Types of PreSchools in Singapore: The Ultimate Guide

As parents, we want to give our children nothing but the best. And in Singapore, we’re fortunate enough to be able to provide a world-class education for our kids. Moreover, preschool is the first-ever school experience our children will have, making it all the more important to choose the right one. While the IB curriculum is offered at a secondary and tertiary level in Singapore, it’s not often found in preschools. This curriculum is primarily based on promoting the development of kids’ IQ and EQ skills. Also emphasising a culture of respect among children and teachers. Read more here.

The above article has definitely broadened your perspective and given you a clear picture of what each of the 12 types of preschool in Singapore has to offer. The article has also unveiled the different locations of the preschool discussed in the article in Singapore. Read the next article to learn how to help your kid perform well in preschool.

The following article by Nirmala karuppiah sheds light on some important things parents planning to enroll their kid in a preschool should know.

Want your kids to have a high-quality preschool education? Here’s what it means

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in Budget 2020 that the Government will be doubling its annual spending on the early childhood sector from the current S$1 billion to S$2 billion within the next few years. The move is part of the Government’s efforts to improve the affordability, accessibility and quality of preschool services. This is indeed good news for parents, many of whom are concerned about whether their children are receiving high quality care and education in the preschools. But what is high quality in the context of a Singapore preschool? Read more here.

You definitely now have a clear picture of a few things you can do to help your child perform well in preschool. The above article clearly explained the role of parents in their kid’s development, especially in their early years. Do you want to know what your kids learn in preschool? If yes, the next article is for you.

The following article by Naeyc sheds light on what kids learn in preschool.

What Do Children Learn in a High-Quality Preschool Program?

Your child continues to develop in many ways—physically, socially, emotionally, in language and literacy, and in thinking (cognitive) skills. Teachers support her in all of these areas. Physical development is the way your child moves her arms and legs (large motor skills) and her fingers and hands (small motor skills). Teachers help children learn these skills by offering different physical activities and equipmentRead more here.

As you likely saw in the above article, the goal of most preschools in Singapore is to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, and academically. They also help little kids improve their cognitive skills and language development with the help of technology, creative arts, math, science, play, and so on.  

Final note

Before enrolling your child into a preschool, it is wise that you first learn as much as you can about the various types of preschools that are available in Singapore.

Doing this, will help you determine the right type of preschool for kids.

Bear in mind that private preschools are better than public ones, as they have a broader curriculum and can help kids develop confidence in themselves.