MOE kindergartens hold open houses

Parents and their children checking out the facilities during an open house at the MOE kindergarten situated within West Spring Primary School in Bukit Panjang Ring Road on Saturday.
Parents and their children checking out the facilities during an open house at the MOE kindergarten situated within West Spring Primary School in Bukit Panjang Ring Road on Saturday.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

More kindergartens run by the Ministry of Education (MOE) are holding open houses for parents keen on putting their children in them.

A total of 24 MOE kindergartens are open for registration for children entering Kindergarten 1 next year.

Thirteen were open for registration last week while the other 11 will be doing so on March 3 and March 5.

Registration is open to Singapore citizens and permanent resident children born from Jan 2, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015. Parents can visit the kindergarten open houses - from 9am to 2pm - to tour the facilities and learn more about the centres, most of which are located within primary schools.

MOE kindergartens were first set up in 2014, and will play a greater role in the pre-school sector, as the ministry plans to run a total of 50 centres by 2023.

The goal is to provide affordable pre-school education and raise the quality of early childhood practices here.

For more information, parents can visit www.moe.gov.sg/moekindergarten or contact MOE at contact@moe.gov.sg, or call 6872-2220.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2018, with the headline 'MOE kindergartens hold open houses'. Print Edition | Subscribe