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 educators in designing quality learning experiences for children aged 4 to 6 years;
  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.

Nurturing Early Learners Curriculum



MOE is developing the NEL Curriculum, a comprehensive range of kindergarten curriculum resources that supports early childhood educators in Singapore in creating quality learning experiences for children aged four to six years.

The NEL Curriculum comprises three parts: the NEL Framework, the NEL Educators’ Guide and NEL teaching and learning resources. The NEL Curriculum also includes a parallel set of a Framework, an Educators’ Guide and teaching and learning resources for the Mother Tongue Languages. The resources are available at the NEL Curriculum Resources Page.

MOE Kindergartens

The objectives of the MOE Kindergartens are to provide quality pre-school education that is affordable to Singaporeans, as well as to pilot teaching and learning resources and establish good practices for sharing with the pre-school sector. There are currently 15 MOE Kindergartens located in HDB heartlands, within community spaces and primary schools where collaboration can thrive.

The MOE Kindergartens seek to nurture children holistically, so that they are confident, have strong social skills and a good foundation in literacy and numeracy.

The MOE Kindergarten programme is a half-day (four hours) programme. For parents who require a full-day programme, Kindergarten Care services are available at 12 of the 15 MOE Kindergartens. Kindergarten Care is a service provided by Sparkletots, a partner service provider.

For more information on the MOE Kindergartens, visit

Watch this video to find out more about the MOE Kindergarten experience!