I’m all up for a Kindergarten programme! But only if you’re a stay home parent or have a reliable caregiver. Cos kindy prgs are usually only few hours and solely academic learning. Children have less clingy issues due to short hours compared to childcare esp the full day childcare. So kindy children adapt slightly faster in my opinion. Less heart pain for parents, esp those who cannot stand their children crying for such a long time.
Childcare has all the care there is to supposedly substitute home while parents are both at work with no alternative caregiver. ie. b’fast, lunch, snack, sleep time, shower, plus the academics, etc…
Price wise, kindy cheaper. Extra $$$ can put in fun enrichment pgrm for children, ie. ballet, piano, speech & drama, etc
There’s also flexi care and enrichment programmes for "first time try try" parents.. Short programmes to get children used to going to school. Some allow parent-child lessons for some slots and followed up with independent classes and parents can move on from there when children are more confident to attend proper schooling ie. pre-school on their own.