In 1986, the People's Action Party set up its charitable arm, the PAP Community Foundation (PCF).
All its kindergartens came under PCF's wing. These kindergartens were set up in the early 1960s by the PAP Branches to help prepare children for entry into primary schools. Classes were conducted in any space available - from 'wayang' stages to shop-houses. This service has been popular with parents.
PCF's current services include the kindergarten centres, childcare and infant care centres, student care centres, an aged care centre and community projects such as health screening for those aged 40 and above.