First day for five MOE-run pre-schools
Eitan Leong is looking forward to storytelling, singing, dancing and lots of play when he starts school today - and there will be no dreaded spelling tests.
The five-year-old is among some 250 children enrolled in five new kindergartens set up by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a move to raise pre-school standards in Singapore.
The five centres, which are the first of 15 to be set up by 2016, will develop best practices in childhood education and share them with other pre-schools.
These include focusing on letting children learn through play.