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.

NEL.SG – Your one-stop access to all things NEL

The NEL Portal is a one-stop online repository of NEL Curriculum resources for local pre-school educators, featuring resources with a distinctive Singapore flavour. Pre-school educators can access the NEL Framework, the NEL Educator’s Guide and a parallel set of resources for the Mother Tongue Languages. In addition, the NEL Portal features videos that illustrate the iTeach principles put into action; photo-stories that illustrate particular elements within each learning area; and lesson ideas that make reference to the NEL Curriculum. It also provides a platform for learning and sharing among pre-school educators as they share good practices and lesson activities. For more information, visit