Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) what are the criteria for the admission of children to preschools supported by the Anchor Operator Scheme or the Partner Operator Scheme; and (b) whether the Ministry has considered requiring preschools benefiting from these schemes to give priority admission to Singapore citizens living within 1km of the preschool.
Mr Masagos Zulkifli B M M: Government-supported preschools under the Anchor Operator (AOP) Scheme and the Partner Operator (POP) Scheme are required to accord priority to Singapore citizens in their enrolment process.
Apart from the above requirement, ECDA understands that AOPs and POPs already consider various factors in making enrolment decisions, including whether siblings are already enrolled in the centre, as well as proximity of their homes to the centre.
Ministry of Social and Family Development
13 September 2022