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Confused About the Age of Preschool Admissions?

Parents inquire about the appropriate age for their child to begin preschool; this perplexity originates from inconsistencies in early childhood education across India, as well as when compared to other nations.

4 M – 2 Y Olds

A Parent/Child programme to encourage positive parent participation.

2-4 Y Olds

A preschool programme to encourage exploration & enquiry.

4-5 Y Olds

A kindergarten programme to transition into formal learning.

5-6 Y Olds

A kindergarten programme to strengthen conventional learning

The Indian government introduced the National Education Policy 2020, which streamlined and formalised the early childhood education sector for the benefit of young learners.

Preschool, now technically called as Foundational Stage, begins at the age of three years under the new education policy.

  • Prekindergarten (ages 3-4),
  • Kindergarten One (KG1, ages 4-5),
  • Kindergarten Two (KG2, ages 5-6) and
  • Classes one & two are also included in the Foundational Stage.

However, in India, a typical preschool programme begins at the age of 1.5 to 2.5 years old, and there are Parent & Child programmes for children as young as four months old.

Below Mentioned are the Ages & Appropiate Programmes (classes)

Ages 4 Months to 2 Years

  • Programme Type – Parent & Child
  • Learning Focus – Interpersonal
  • Duration – 60-90 Minutes
  • Parent-Child programmes encourage the involvement of both the parents in the child’s lives in physical as well as social growth. Parents’ involvement in a young borns growth is not only important but can extend the experience of a child in all aspects—social, emotional and mental. Involved parents can make a positive and lasting impact on their child’s learning ability.

Ages 2 Years to 3 Years

  • Programme Type – Teacher, Child  & Social Group in a Formal Learning Environment
  • Learning Focus – Interpersonal & Independent
  • Duration – 120-180 Minutes
  • Children are born explorers. The foundational stage enables children to continue their exploration in a conducive & social learning environment.
  • This class has various names so you must have heard a variation somewhere or the other. Toddlers, Play Group etc, at CC we call our 1st formal class “Foundational Stage 1”
  • Before starting kindergarten, the foundational stage of two years (ages 2-4Y) is recommended for the young learner who starts their preschool which fosters the learning of social, aesthetic and motor skills in young children.
  • This stage encourages learning through play & has very little formal learning involved.


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Ages 3 Years to 4 Years

  • Programme Type – Teacher, Child  & Social Group in a Formal Learning Environment
  • Learning Focus – Interpersonal, Independent, Conceptualization, Imagination
  • Duration – 180-240 Minutes
  • Pre-kindergarten refers to programs that provide a year of education prior to entry into kindergarten. It’s also called Pre-K or as in our case Foundation Stage 2. This is the first formal year of your child’s education as recognised by the Indian Government under NEP 2020.
  • Our goal within this year of learning is to provide a planned educational environment, rich in learning experiences so that a positive foundation for the future will be nurtured. Pre-kindergarten develops awareness and readiness for kindergarten with exposure to many different basic concepts such as counting, colours, shapes, patterning, math, rhymes, sequencing, and environmental print. Children take the initiative to choose such activities as blocks, puzzles, easel, painting, computers, housekeeping, listening, writing, and sensory play. Imaginative play is coupled with teacher-directed activities during circle time, small group, or individualised instruction.

Ages 4 Years to 6 Years

  • Programme Type – Teacher, Child  & Social Group in a Formal Learning Environment
  • Learning Focus – Interpersonal, Independent, Conceptualization, Imagination, Cognition, Language & Literacy
  • Duration – 180-240 Minutes
  • Kindergarten is divided into a two-year programme comprising of Kindergarten 1 & 2 (ages 4-6Y). At CC we call it Pragmatic Stage 1 & 2.
  • Kindergarten is the foundation for a healthy school life where your child continues to develop a wide range of skills, including physical, social, emotional, language and literacy, and thinking (cognitive) skills.
  • It’s like a smooth, sunny introduction to real school for your child since it sets the stage for the rest of his education.
For many parents and caregivers, children grow up too fast. One moment they’re a newborn and the next they’re learning how to tie their shoes. Watching your child grow up is a beautiful thing.

Enrolment in a good preschool programme is a necessity majority of us cannot ignore. Children enrolled in at least three years of preschool are more likely to develop the critical skills they need to succeed in school and less likely to repeat grades or drop out. As adults, they contribute to peaceful societies and prosperous economies. Evidence of the ways in which pre-primary education advances development exists around the world.

So get off your phone & do some research. Happy Learning.

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  • Ankita says:

    Hi thanks for informative article. In my view above 3 years will be right age to start education. So that kids can learn and socialize with others.

  • Neha Jain says:

    As a parent, this article was a breath of fresh air! It’s so helpful to get clear guidance on the right age for preschool and kindergarten. The insights from top educators really put my mind at ease. Thanks for addressing a topic that many of us parents find confusing!

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