01/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2021 00:14
January 13, 2021
1.43 MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be participating in the 2021 MK Registration Exercise for Kindergarten 1 (K1) admission in 2022.
2.MKs provide quality and affordable pre-school education for children aged five and six. The MK curriculum is designed by pre-school specialists to nurture children holistically, so that they are confident, possess strong social skills and have a good foundation in literacy and numeracy.
3.At MKs, children engage in rich learning through relevant real-world activities enriched with a distinctive Singapore flavour. All MKs offer the three Mother Tongue Languages (MTLs) - Chinese, Malay and Tamil - to encourage bilingualism in the early years and help lay a strong foundation for language learning in the later years. They also work closely with the primary schools they are sited within, to help ease children's transition from Kindergarten to Primary 1.
4.Registration is open to Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident children born between 2 January 2017 and 1 January 2018, both dates inclusive. Parents can register their child for admission to an MK via the MK website (www.moe.gov.sg/mk), from 9am on 5 February 2021 to 4pm on 9 February 2021. Parents will be informed of the registration outcome by 31 March 2021.
5.This year, due to the COVID-19 situation, MKs will not be holding physical open houses to avoid intermingling and the risk of infection. Instead, we have arranged for a central MK Virtual Open House via Zoom on 30 January 2021 from 10am to 1pm. Interested parents will have the opportunity to learn more about MK's curriculum, programme, facilities and other offerings before selecting their preferred MKs. The programme for the MK Virtual Open House can be found in the Annex.