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MOE Kindergarten

Postby lyra » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:13 am

Anyone sent your kids to MOE Kindergarten? I'm considering the one at Punggol View Pri Sch for my son who's going to K1 in 2016. I think the registration is in March 2015. Can anyone share more on this Kindergarten?

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby eu-ern » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:47 pm

My ds2 is in MOE kindy in Sengkang Green from beginning of this year. He was from private childcare/preschool with only 7 children in the class.

Class size is 20 max. My ds2 is also in the K-care run by PCF. MOE kindy gives English & Chinese bite size assignments for parent-child to complete once a fortnight. Thus far, ds2 appears happy to go to school.

Perhaps you have specific aspects that I can try my best to share what I can.

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby GN01 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:20 pm

eu-ern wrote:My ds2 is in MOE kindy in Sengkang Green from beginning of this year. He was from private childcare/preschool with only 7 children in the class.

Class size is 20 max. My ds2 is also in the K-care run by PCF. MOE kindy gives English & Chinese bite size assignments for parent-child to complete once a fortnight. Thus far, ds2 appears happy to go to school.

Perhaps you have specific aspects that I can try my best to share what I can.




Can u pls share your comments about teachers and curriculum of Moe Sengkang Green? Thx

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby eu-ern » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:32 pm

Curriculum all the same across MOE kindy. You can go to www.moekindergarten.edu.sg to see.

The teachers are fine. I don't have much comments. Initially I had some reservations about a chinese teacher but after speaking with her, everything is ok. So long as my ds2 is happy to go to school n comes home happy, it is good enough for me to know that he will learn well.

But MOE being MOE, I have to supplement ds2 with enrichment outside. Afterall, what can they retain in 4hrs?

A full day childcare is a preferred option for me. I feel children learn better with reinforcement in the afternoon. Childcare settings just allow that. Kcare don't.

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby eu-ern » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:46 pm

Reason as to why I would end up placing ds2 in MOE kindy and kcare against my choice is because his childcare had a change in almost entire team of teachers except one that ds2 has never liked. It is to such extent that ds2, when asked what he has learnt for the day, will answer "Nothing". My hubby and I were very uncomfortable with the new Principal and decided to find an alternative. However, it was terrible looking for a good childcare with good carers and educators. So we ended up giving MOE kindy a try for logistical reasons. Afterall, I still have reasonable faith in govt run centres to take care of my ds2.

My only grouse is kcare don't reinforce the kindy's teaching, and screen youtube clips to kids. There's no perfect centre, so I have to live with it. My family don't watch tv programs regularly and children are not given free access to touch screen devices.

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby eu-ern » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:48 pm

Reason as to why I would end up placing ds2 in MOE kindy and kcare against my choice is because his childcare had a change in almost entire team of teachers except one that ds2 has never liked. It is to such extent that ds2, when asked what he has learnt for the day, will answer "Nothing". My hubby and I were very uncomfortable with the new Principal and decided to find an alternative. However, it was terrible looking for a good childcare with good carers and educators. So we ended up giving MOE kindy a try for logistical reasons. Afterall, I still have reasonable faith in govt run centres to take care of my ds2.

My only grouse is kcare don't reinforce the kindy's teaching, and screen youtube clips to kids. There's no perfect centre, so I have to live with it. My family don't watch tv programs regularly and children are not given free access to touch screen devices.

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby GN01 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:51 pm

eu-ern wrote:Curriculum all the same across MOE kindy. You can go to www.moekindergarten.edu.sg to see.

The teachers are fine. I don't have much comments. Initially I had some reservations about a chinese teacher but after speaking with her, everything is ok. So long as my ds2 is happy to go to school n comes home happy, it is good enough for me to know that he will learn well.

But MOE being MOE, I have to supplement ds2 with enrichment outside. Afterall, what can they retain in 4hrs?

A full day childcare is a preferred option for me. I feel children learn better with reinforcement in the afternoon. Childcare settings just allow that. Kcare don't.


Thanks and please pardon me for being ignorant.

Is there fundamental difference between kindergarten and pre-school?

For some schools, say "My First Skool ", they never claim themselves to be kindergarten.
Is there any reason?

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby eu-ern » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:41 pm

No difference. All childcare n preschool provide kindergarten services. They can offer their own curriculum, so long as all need to know by end k2 are taught.

Many childcare and or preschool differentiate themselves by offering extras, just different extras. Parents choose what they want for their children. Sometimes, it may not be what program the childcare and or preschool offer, rather how the teachers engage, guide and inspire the children.

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby sembgal » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:04 pm

GN01 wrote:
eu-ern wrote:Curriculum all the same across MOE kindy. You can go to www.moekindergarten.edu.sg to see.

The teachers are fine. I don't have much comments. Initially I had some reservations about a chinese teacher but after speaking with her, everything is ok. So long as my ds2 is happy to go to school n comes home happy, it is good enough for me to know that he will learn well.

But MOE being MOE, I have to supplement ds2 with enrichment outside. Afterall, what can they retain in 4hrs?

A full day childcare is a preferred option for me. I feel children learn better with reinforcement in the afternoon. Childcare settings just allow that. Kcare don't.


Thanks and please pardon me for being ignorant.

Is there fundamental difference between kindergarten and pre-school?

For some schools, say "My First Skool ", they never claim themselves to be kindergarten.
Is there any reason?



My First Skool is that orange NTUC childcare brand right?

There are banners put up in Woodlands (a particular part) (can't recall if it's Woodlands Circle) that they are expanding into kindergarten sector. Registration on going

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Re: MOE Kindergarten

Postby GN01 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:25 pm

sembgal wrote:
GN01 wrote:
eu-ern wrote:Curriculum all the same across MOE kindy. You can go to www.moekindergarten.edu.sg to see.

The teachers are fine. I don't have much comments. Initially I had some reservations about a chinese teacher but after speaking with her, everything is ok. So long as my ds2 is happy to go to school n comes home happy, it is good enough for me to know that he will learn well.

But MOE being MOE, I have to supplement ds2 with enrichment outside. Afterall, what can they retain in 4hrs?

A full day childcare is a preferred option for me. I feel children learn better with reinforcement in the afternoon. Childcare settings just allow that. Kcare don't.


Thanks and please pardon me for being ignorant.

Is there fundamental difference between kindergarten and pre-school?

For some schools, say "My First Skool ", they never claim themselves to be kindergarten.
Is there any reason?



My First Skool is that orange NTUC childcare brand right?

There are banners put up in Woodlands (a particular part) (can't recall if it's Woodlands Circle) that they are expanding into kindergarten sector. Registration on going

Yes, it's the 1!
Saw from their website they have more than a hundred branches. Is it good?

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