Parents are happy with the facilities and the specially-designed teaching resource materials at the Ministry of Education (MOE) kindergartens, said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Parents whom he met at an open house held by the five MOE kindergartens on Saturday told him about how "their children are enjoying their learning, and speaking more confidently, including in their mother tongues".
"I thank parents for your confidence," said Mr Heng. He also noted in his post that while five more such kindergartens will be set up next year - Frontier Primary, Punggol Green Primary, Sengkang Primary, West Spring Primary, and Blk 318A Yishun Ave 9 - places remain limited.
Said Mr Heng: "Our aim is to pilot new ways of stimulating children in their pre-school years to learn - through six domains of learning. We are developing new resource materials, which we will share with all."