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Last Updated: 19 February 2021

How to choose a preschool

A good preschool should suit your child’s needs, fit your requirements and foster your child’s holistic growth. Learn about the different considerations.

Preschool is an important first step in your child's educational journey. Here are some things to consider when deciding which one is suitable for your child:

Your child care needs

If you need a full-day or half-day child care programme, make sure you look at preschools that suit your specific needs.

Kindergarten Care (KCare) service is available for all MKs located within primary schools.

Cost and location

Study the different preschool options to find one that's within your budget. Also, choosing a school close to your home can save on time and travel costs.

Use SchoolFinderto help find an MK near you.

Learning philosophy and values

Preschools have different approaches to education and child development. It's important to find one that aligns with yours. Find out more from the different preschools' websites and brochures.

Your child's personality

Pick a preschool that suits your child's personality and strengths and one that will cultivate their love for learning. Talk to preschool principals about specific concerns.

School culture

Visit open houses to get a sense of the preschool's culture and environment. Talk to teachers and ask current parents if they're happy with the preschool. Imagine your child there and think about whether they would thrive.