The Ministry of Education (MOE) will set up 15 pilot kindergartens in the next few years. Of these, five will start operating and enrol Kindergarten 1 (K1) children in January 2014.
The pilot kindergartens will operate two sessions in the morning and afternoon, and each session will be a four-hour programme.
Parents can submit the registration form between April 8 and 19 April 2013 for Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident children born between January 2, 2009 and January 1, 2010 (both dates inclusive), to apply for admission to K1 classes in the pilot kindergartens in 2014.
The monthly fee for the pilot kindergartens is $150 for Singapore Citizens and $300 for Singapore Permanent Residents. Financial assistance will be available to families of Singaporean children with gross household income not exceeding $3,500 (or per capita gross household income not exceeding $875).