Parents are trying to decide whether to buy a kindergarten uniform or just go with what’s available.
The National Council of Education in Singapore recently issued a report recommending parents to pick up the kindergarten uniform to keep their children healthy and to make sure they get to school on time.
The council also recommended parents to choose between the uniforms that the schools are wearing, which could mean picking up a different school uniform or buying a different set of uniforms, said an NCEE spokesman.
The NCEES study also said parents should pick up a uniform for their child that is suitable for them.
The NCEEs study said it was not feasible to purchase a uniform, since most schools in Singapore have to purchase the uniforms from different suppliers, said the spokesman.
The school uniforms also come in various sizes, and the uniform can be purchased online, he added.
The Singapore government, which has a population of more than one million, has a range of preschools and kindergartens for children, from kindergarten to elementary and high school.
In Singapore, preschools have classrooms and kindergarden classrooms, while elementary and middle schools have classrooms, and middle school classes have smaller classrooms.
School uniforms are not mandatory for children in kindergarten, and it is up to the parents to decide how to use the uniforms, NCEEO spokesman Teng Cheng-Fong said.
The report recommends parents take into consideration the age, physical and mental development of their child, as well as whether it is possible to afford a preschool uniform.
Parents are also encouraged to look for preschool uniforms that offer some benefits, such as a variety of colors, said Mr Cheng-Fan.