As the country develops, the need for systematic and efficient childcare grows. Being the culturally pluralistic society that Malaysia is, this issue gets rather complicated. Be that as it may, the cost of getting it wrong is as high as are the benefits of getting it right.
Parents with young children tend to also be at the beginning of their career. And keeping both family and work life going is a tough balancing act. Nursery schools and kindergartens are therefore indispensably useful places where the kids can be left in good hands for a few hours.
The thing is, kindergartens and nursery schools do far more than just mind children. Taking care of the very young has evolved into a complex and multifaceted task. It was not long ago that children were supposed to be seen and not heard. In recent times, their development has gained a respected position in public life.
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