Singapore has made it to the record books again with the opening of the world’s largest preschool at Lorong Chuan. According to Channel News Asia, the Early Learning Village’s 50,000 sqft sprawling campus can take up to 2,100 children aged between 18 months to six years.
The huge campus means that you’ll find facilities here that you won’t typically find in preschools such as outdoor play areas with mini obstacle courses for kids, an air-conditioned gymnasium and a 20m swimming pool. There are also five main buildings that house more than 100 classrooms.
A large school size may seem intimidating for young kids, and to tackle that the classrooms are clustered in groups of four to create a sense of community within each level.
What’s unique too about the Early Learning Village is that is houses not one but two schools. Stamford American International School offers the International Baccalaureate and US curriculum, while the Australia International School uses the Australian curriculum. Both schools are operated by education group, Cognita.
The Early Learning Village is open to all nationalities and fees vary depending on the child’s age and the number of days of school a week he or she attends.