About Centre-based Care

Child care centres provide full-day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of 7 years. Some centres offer flexible child care programmes to cater to the diverse work arrangements of parents who work part-time flexible hours.

Child care programmes offer a holistic learning experience for children. child care centres and parents work together as partners to optimise the child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.

Choosing a Child Care Centre for Your Child

In choosing the appropriate child care arrangement, the age and personality of your child are important factors for consideration.

The early years play a pivotal role in shaping a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Children, especially those under three years old, learn best when they have warm, engaged, and responsive relationships with their main caregivers. Do consider what is suitable for the care and development of your child, considering your child’s needs, as well as your preferences and circumstances.

For those who wish to enrol their child in a preschool to complement the important role the home environment plays in the child’s holistic development, this resource kit provides information on preschool services, search and enrolment.

Contributed by:
Early Childhood Development Agency