Programmes in pre-schools for kids with high IQ

Some operators offer not just enrichment but also full-day programmes for such pupils

Mrs Emily Wong and Mr Matthew Wong with their five-year-old son Isaiah, along with Mr Sonny Panesar and his six-year-old daughter Akina. Isaiah and Akina attend Gate Junior in Dempsey, a learning centre for children with high IQ. The centre has more
Mrs Emily Wong and Mr Matthew Wong with their five-year-old son Isaiah, along with Mr Sonny Panesar and his six-year-old daughter Akina. Isaiah and Akina attend Gate Junior in Dempsey, a learning centre for children with high IQ. The centre has more than 100 children.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

Most Singaporeans are familiar with the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) in local schools, but there is now a growing pre-school and enrichment scene for younger children.

A handful of education providers have started not just enrichment programmes but also full-day pre-school for high-ability children who do not fit into mainstream pre-schools.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2019, with the headline 'Programmes in pre-schools for kids with high IQ'. Subscribe