Last Updated: 08 March 2021

Overview of MOE Kindergarten

MOE Kindergarten (MK) provides quality and affordable preschool education to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 5 and 6. Learn about it and whether it’s right for your child.

What is MOE Kindergarten

We started MOE Kindergarten (MK) to provide quality and affordable Kindergarten 1 (K1) and Kindergarten 2 (K2) education to Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR).

Our curriculum and programmes focus on:

  • Holistic development.
  • Integrated and active learning.
  • Learning through purposeful play and quality interactions.
  • Developing confidence and social skills.
  • Building a good foundation in literacy and numeracy.
  • Nurturing bilingualism through learning activities in both English and Mother Tongue Language (i.e. Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages).

What we offer

We offer 4-hour K1 and K2 programmes for children. You can choose from the following options:

  • Morning session (8am to 12pm)
  • Afternoon session (1pm to 5pm)

There are currently 28 MKs across Singapore, with a total of about 60 to be opened by 2025. Find an MK at your preferred location.

Take a peek into our learning environment and experience life at MK.

Kindergarten Care

We offer Kindergarten Care (KCare), a full-day child care programme, available at most MKs.

If you register, your child will be in KCare before and after your selected MK session, providing the convenience of a full-day service.

Learn more about KCare, their fees, and how to register.

Partnership with PCF Sparkletots and My First Skool

We have partnered with PCF Sparkletots and My First Skool in an MK – Early Years Centre (EYC) pilot model.

This partnership provides quality and affordable preschool education for SCs and PRs aged 2 months to 6 years.

Under this model, your child will attend:

  • A partner EYC until they are 4 years old.
  • The MK that is partnered with the EYC and have a seamless transition to K1 in the year they turn 5.

Use SchoolFinder to search for MKs near you that have partner EYCs. You can also find EYCs near you through the PCF Sparkletots and My First Skool websites.


Note: If you decide to apply to other non-partner MKs instead, your child will not be guaranteed a K1 place at the non-partner MKs. Your application to the non-partner MKs will be considered under the Open Admissions (non-EYC) registration and subject to the same criteria as all other Open Admissions applications.

Children with special educational needs

Children's learning needs are best met when they are enrolled in an education setting that has an appropriate level of support and resources. MKs will work with external partners and agencies to support children with special educational needs or developmental needs and are able to access learning in a group of 20 children.

MK@Mayflower will provide dedicated support for children with bilateral moderate-to-profound hearing loss who require early signing instruction. Your child will have a dedicated signing teacher to build proficiency in Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) to learn the MK curriculum, and access Speech and Language Therapy and audiological services they need.

If you wish to enrol your child in the HL (Signing) programme at MK@Mayflower, you should seek a consultation with the Department of Child Development of KK's Women and Children's Hospital (DCD-KKH) or the Child Development Unit of National University Hospital (CDU-NUH) on your child's suitability. Learn more about admission to MK@Mayflower for children with hearing loss requiring signing.

Children who have been assessed to need medium or high levels of early intervention support should enrol at the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC)centre instead. Should parents require clarification about their child's developmental needs and level of early intervention support, they can seek professional assessment at the hospitals (KKH/NUH).

Learn more about services for children (0 to 6 years old) with special needs.

Register for MK

Want to register your child for MK?

Get started by learning about fees, required documents, and whether your child is eligible for financial assistance or priority enrolment.

MOE Kindergarten brochure

Available in English and the 3 Mother Tongue Languages. Download a copy and share it with your family and friends!

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