Press Releases

March 01, 2014

Five More MOE Kindergartens to Operate in 2015

1.The Ministry of Education will set up five more MOE Kindergartens in 2015. Similar to the first five kindergartens, the next five kindergartens are located in the heartlands. Four of the kindergartens will be located within primary schools (Frontier Primary, Punggol Green Primary, Sengkang Green Primary and West Spring Primary) and one will be located in the community (Blk 318A Yishun Ave 9). Care services will be provided at these five MOE Kindergartens.

2.In 2013, MOE announced that 15 MOE Kindergartens would be set up over the next three years. 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.

3.The registration exercise for 2015 admission to Kindergarten 1 (K1) will be held at the respective MOE Kindergarten on two days; Friday and Saturday, 4 and 5 April 2014, 9.00am to 12.00pm and 1.00pm to 5.00pm. The registration exercise is open to Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident children born between 2 January 2010 and 1 January 2011 (both dates inclusive). The locations of the MOE Kindergartens and the number of places available are as follows:

Name of MOE Kindergarten Address Number of K1 places available for 2015 admission
MOE Kindergartens commencing in 2015
MOE Kindergarten @ Frontier Frontier Primary School
20 Jurong West Street 61, Singapore 648200
120
MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Green Punggol Green Primary School
98 Punggol Walk, Singapore 828772
120
MOE Kindergarten @ Sengkang Green Sengkang Green Primary School
15 Fernvale Road, Singapore 797636
120
MOE Kindergarten @ West Spring West Spring Primary School
60 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, Singapore 679946
120
MOE Kindergarten @ Yishun

Blk 318A Yishun Ave 9, Singapore 761318

Registration for MOE Kindergarten @ Yishun will be at Chongfu School, 170 Yishun Ave 6, Singapore 768959

60
Existing MOE Kindergartens
MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise Blangah Rise Primary School
91 Telok Blangah Heights, Singapore 109100
60
MOE Kindergarten @ Farrer Park Farrer Park Primary School
2 Farrer Park Road, Singapore 217567
60
MOE Kindergarten @ Dazhong Dazhong Primary School
35 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 659441
80
MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol View Punggol View Primary School
9 Punggol Place, Singapore 828845
120
MOE Kindergarten @ Tampines Blk 489C Tampines St 45, Singapore 522489 60

4.Details of the admissions criteria and registration procedures are set out in Annex A and more information about the operating hours and fees of the MOE Kindergartens is in Annex B.

5.The MOE Kindergartens commencing in 2015 will hold road shows on Saturdays, 22 March and 29 March 2014 to provide more information to interested parents. Parents can visit the road shows to learn more about the curriculum and programmes offered at the MOE Kindergartens. The road shows will begin with a presentation, followed by a Question and Answer session. There will also be exhibition booths with information about the curriculum and programmes. The schedule of the road shows is as follows:

Name of MOE Kindergarten Road show details
MOE Kindergarten @ Frontier Date: 22 March 2014
Venue: Frontier Primary School
Time: 9 - 11am
MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Green Date: 22 March 2014
Venue: Punggol Green Primary School
Time: 2 - 4pm
MOE Kindergarten @ Yishun Date: 22 March 2014
Venue: Chongfu School
Time: 2 - 4pm
MOE Kindergarten @ Sengkang Green Date: 29 March 2014
Venue: Sengkang Green Primary School
Time: 9 - 11am
MOE Kindergarten @ West Spring Date: 29 March 2014
Venue: West Spring Primary School
Time: 2 - 4pm

4.Parents are advised to use public transport to get to the MOE Kindergartens. Those who drive should park at nearby public car parks as there will be no public parking within the school premises.

Curriculum

5.The key features of the MOE Kindergarten curriculum are its distinct Singapore flavour, as well as its two flagship programmes - the Starlight Literacy Programme and the HI-Light Programme. The curriculum features a distinct Singapore flavour which allows children to learn in an authentic context. The Starlight Literacy Programme aims to nurture early childhood bilingualism and is offered in both English (EL) and all three official Mother Tongue Languages (MTLs)1. The HI-Light Programme supports holistic development of children through integrated learning experiences.

6.Teachers will use two core pedagogies to engage children in learning: first, purposeful play, where children are participating in activities that are enjoyable and deliberately planned to achieve important learning outcomes. Second, quality interactions, where teachers use prompts and ask key questions to engage children in conversations to help them build on ideas and concepts.

7.Through the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), MOE will share the curriculum as well as teaching and learning resources being piloted at the MOE Kindergartens with other pre-school operators to help catalyse quality improvements in pre-school education across Singapore.

8.For more information about the MOE Kindergartens, parents can visit www.moekindergarten.edu.sg, or contact MOE at contact@moe.gov.sg or 6872 2220 (Mondays to Fridays: 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays: 8.00am to 1.00pm).

Footnotes:
  1. The model of MTL provision may vary across centres, depending on the actual enrolment of children who take each of these MTLs at each kindergarten.