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ECDA-Licensed Preschools

Topic(s): Children & Families


ECDA-licensed preschools provide care and education for children between 2 months and below 7 years.


Choosing a preschool for your child?

When choosing a preschool for your child, it is important that you find one that has an environment and programme that best meets the needs of your child.

Read more about choosing a preschool


Thinking of setting up a preschool?

Learn more about the procedures and requirements of setting up a preschool at ECDA’s website

More information

Class of Licence

Services

Infant Care Centre
(Class A licence)

• Caters to children aged 2 to 18 months old
• Full-day programme from 7 am to 7 pm may also provide half day and/or flexible options (at least 12 hours a week, and 3 hours per session)
• Infant-care services are available 5 or 5½ days a week, excluding Sundays and gazetted public holidays

Child Care Centre
(Class B licence)

• Caters to children aged 18 months to below 7 years
• Full-day programme from 7 am to 7 pm may also provide half day and/or flexible options (at least 12 hours a week, and 3 hours per session)
• Child-care services are available 5 or 5½ days a week excluding Sundays and gazetted public holidays

Kindergarten
(Class C licence)

• Caters to children aged 18 months to below 7 years
• Half day programme
•Kindergarten services are available 5 days a week, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, gazetted public holidays and school holidays (according to the Ministry of Education’s academic calendar). An exception are kindergartens that follow an international curriculum and academic year.

All parents with Singapore Citizen children enrolled in infant care and child care centres licensed by ECDA are eligible for a Basic Subsidy.

In addition, working families with monthly household incomes of $12,000 and below are eligible for an Additional Subsidy, with lower-income families receiving higher subsidies. Larger families with 3 or more dependents can also choose to have their Additional Subsidy assessed on a per capita basis, which may qualify them for higher subsidies.

For more information, please visit ECDA's website

Your child’s preschool fees can be paid using the Baby Bonus Child Development Account (CDA), if his/her preschool is a Baby Bonus Approved Institution (AI).

Should you have any enquiries or feedback on preschools, please email us.