PCF’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Invention and Entrepreneurship Approach (STEMIE) program will also be rolled out to all 320 centers serving kindergarten, benefiting nearly 50,000 children by 2024 . Currently available for up to 13,500 children.
“The STEMIE program challenges preschoolers to create practical solutions to real-world problems, instill resilience, and develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills,” said the PCF. says.
Victor Bay, Chief Executive Officer of PCF, said:
“We have received great feedback from both parents and children about the STEMIE program that challenges young children to be innovative, resilient and entrepreneurial. looking forward to
“We also believe that all children deserve a good start in quality pre-primary education, even if their learning abilities are diverse. Our efforts to ensure that no child is left behind will go a long way.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that seven new kindergartens would open in Punggol after parents struggled to find daycare.
According to the Early Childhood Development Agency, the new kindergarten will be developed by the end of the year and will provide an additional 220 early childhood care facilities and 1,700 childcare facilities.