In the early 1960s, one of the biggest concerns of the People's Action Party (PAP) was the social and educational development of Singaporeans and their children. Seeing the need to help children prepare for entry into primary schools, the PAP introduced low-cost kindergartens. Classes were conducted in any available space ranging from ‘wayang' stages to shop houses. This service soon became popular with parents, leading to more kindergartens being set up over the years.
In 1986, the PAP Community Foundation (PCF) was established as the charitable arm of the PAP. All PAP kindergartens were renamed PCF kindergartens. Today, the majority of our Kindergartens are located at HDB void decks and there are currently 235 PCF kindergartens located across the island.
These kindergartens continue to meet parents' needs; to prepare their children for national schools and for life. Still located throughout the island for parents' convenience, the kindergartens are continually upgraded to provide our pupils with modern amenities, as well as up-to-date content and pedagogy.
In addition, PCF kindergartens have also introduced special programmes that enhance and complement teaching and learning of the core curriculum. To find out, please click here for more details.