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Cyprus Education System - Introduction To Pre-Primary Education

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Information on Cyprus pre-primary education


Pre-Primary education is considered to be fundamental to the development of the human nature. It contributes to the development of the child in all areas, cognitive development, emotional, social, moral, psychomotor, aesthetic, to the acquisition of skills useful for their lives, right attitudes and values. In addition, the following aims are persuaded through a variety of educational programmes:

Development of creative expression and thinking.

Pupils’ preparation for primary school and maximizing their potential for school success.

Development of attributes of their personality, such as taking initiatives, persistence, self-confidence, optimism.

With the decision of the Council of Ministers with number 59.824 and date 14.4.2004, Pre-Primary compulsory education, one year before children attend primary school, was established since September 2004.

The Department of Primary Education is responsible to ensure that all children aged between 4 8/12 and 5 8/12 can enrolled in a public Pre-Primary school. In addition, in public Pre-Primary schools the educational needs of a number of 3 - 4 8/12 year olds are satisfied, provided that there are available places.

However, parents are allowed to choose the type of Pre-Primary school they wish their children to attend, that is public or private. Source Ministry Of Education And Culture

Last Updated 09 December 2015

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