Pre-schools with arts focus growing in popularity

Apr 16, 2018, 18:19 PM

Project manager Patrina Lew started making plans for pre-school when she was still expecting daughter Heather.

By the time Heather was three months old, Ms Lew, 36, had already registered her for a place at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) Arts Kindergarten.

She said: "I didn't want my girl to be in a purely academic environment, and quite a few of my friends said that Nafa's pre- school has music and dance in its lessons." Heather, now four, has attended the pre-school for more than a year now and enjoys art and craft, she added.

The Nafa Arts Kindergarten, which takes in children three to six years old, includes a daily art programme in its timetable. Every day, children attend an hour of art lessons on topics such as music, dance, 2D and 3D art, and drama.
A Nafa spokesman said the parents register a place for their children as early as three years in advance. The waiting list at each level has more than 150 pupils too. 

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