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A Strong Start for Every Child

The early years are crucial for children’s holistic development. A quality pre-school education provides children with opportunities to build self-confidence, learn social skills and develop learning dispositions. These build a strong foundation for children’s future learning.

MOE seeks to raise the quality of kindergarten education by:

  1. Developing curriculum resources to support early childhood educators in creating and delivering quality learning experiences for children four to six years of age;
  2. Providing quality and affordable pre-school education through the MOE Kindergartens; and
  3. Sharing curriculum resources and other good practices with the pre-school sector.

Key Stage Outcomes of Pre-school Education

At the pre-school level, the holistic development of children is most important. The key stage outcomes of pre-school education emphasise the need for children to build up confidence and social skills and be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions for life-long learning. At the end of their pre-school education, children should:

  • know what is right and what is wrong
  • be willing to share and take turns with others
  • be able to relate to others
  • be curious and able to explore
  • be able to listen and speak with understanding
  • be comfortable and happy with themselves
  • have developed physical co-ordination, healthy habits, participate in and enjoy a variety of arts experiences
  • love their families, friends, teachers and school

Click here for more information on the learning areas and learning goals for the holistic development of children.