Private operator Charis Montessori steps in at 2 church pre-schools

Mr Roland Tan, director of Charis Montessori, said he sees his work as an avenue to make church pre-schools "relevant" again.
Mr Roland Tan, director of Charis Montessori, said he sees his work as an avenue to make church pre-schools "relevant" again.

A private pre-school operator has recently taken over two church-based pre-schools in a bid to keep them running.

Charis Montessori took over the premises of Yio Chu Kang Chapel Kindergarten, which closed at the end of 2017, and converted it into a childcare centre last year. This year, it took on Elim Kindergarten in Serangoon. The kindergarten is affiliated with Elim Church.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2019, with the headline 'Private operator steps in at 2 church pre-schools'. Print Edition | Subscribe