Preschool education, education during the earliest phases of childhood, beginning in infancy and ending upon entry into primary school at about five, six, or seven years of age.
Every child deserves access to quality early childhood education. Preschool provides an environment for children to explore, gain a sense of self, play with peers and build self-confidence. Children learn they can accomplish tasks and make decisions without the help of their parents.
However, choosing a preschool for your little one can be a challenge. Not only do you consider the quality of the school, but you also have to consider the traffic and your location in Jakarta.
Here are 13 recommended preschools in Jakarta:
1. Integrated Children’s Academy (ICA)
ICA is not only recognized as a superior early childhood center, but also as a second home for our ICA families. They provide three kinds of programs such as Academic Programs, After School Enrichments, and Little Monkey Gym.
They divide the curriculum into three, including Toddler & Pre-nursery (1,5–2, 2-3 years old), Nursery (3-4 years old), Kindergarten 1 (4-5 years old), and Kindergarten 2 (5-6 years old).
They have a professional team of highly competent and dedicated expatriate teachers to provide significant learning opportunities, develop a love of learning and strive for academic excellence to bring out only the best in every child.
Address: Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 6, South Jakarta
Phone: 021-7260664 / 0877 7538 4228
2. Bambino International School
Bambino provides learning opportunities for children to grow at their own pace. With the help of dedicated, experienced and passionate educators, the children are guided through their Comprehensive Curriculum which is inspired by Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia approaches.
This school offers early childhood education programs for Toddlers (1,5- 3 years old), Pre-Kindergarten (3 – 4 years old), Kindergarten (4-6 years old) and Playgroup (2 to 4 years old).
Children are encouraged to participate in meaningful play, project-based learning and core academic activities which we consider as all essential to develop a well-rounded child with a lifelong love of learning.
• Bambino International School Cipete
Jalan Abdul Majid Raya No 15 Cipete Selatan, South Jakarta
Phone +6221 7203356
• Bambino International School Kuningan
Jalan Raya Mandala Raya No. 88 Patra Kuningan, South Jakarta
3. Tutor Time International Preschool & Kindergarten
Tutor Time Indonesia is an early childhood education specialist since 1996, applying programs developed by Tutor Time USA. It provides care and learning opportunities for children aged 6 months to 6 years old.
Their programs are Minime (6-18 months), Toddlers (1-2 years old), Twos (2 – 3 Years Old), Preschool (3 – 4 Years Old), Pre-K (4 – 5 Years Old), Kindergarten 5 – 6 Years Old.
The teachers facilitate and encourage children by asking open-ended questions that can spur children’s literacy development and support emerging writing and math skills. Fun, caring, and enriched environment in this school help to promote learning and the development of children.
• Tutor Time Kemang
Jalan Kemang Utara Raya No 56, Jakarta
Phone 021-71793199, 7182087
• Tutor Time Pondok Indah
9, Jl. Arteri Pd. Indah No.1,
WA (+62) 821 1068 5121
• Tutor Time Pluit
Jalan Pluit Permai Timur No 16, Jakarta
Phone 021-6692513, 6619860
• Tutor Time Kelapa Gading Bukit
Ruko Gading Bukit Indah Blok O No. 15-16, North Jakarta
• Tutor Time Intercon (Puri)
Taman Kebon Jeruk Intercon Blok C2 No 19, West Jakarta
WA +62 819-0818-3988
• Tutor Time Serpong
Ruko South Goldfinch, Jl. Springs Boulevard No.35, Banten 15332
Ph 021 2222 2235
Corner, Jl. Dipati Ukur Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No.7, Bandung
4. Royal Tots Academy Preschool
Royal Tots Academy Preschool applies International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a curriculum that has been proven to be the best in educating preschool and primary children. It allows children to focus on their academic, personal, as well as international learning. So, students will not only be prepared to enter elementary school—they will develop the personal qualities they need to be a good citizen of the world.
Address: Jalan Jambu No 2 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
Phone 021-3916677 / 3918877
5. Lollypop Preschool
Lollypop Preschool provides the best quality early education to children aged 1.5 to 6 years. They support students with eclectic teaching approach that integrates fun teaching methods and innovative ideas to meet the various needs of children. It is a dual curriculum preschool that simultaneously adopts both an International Curriculum and a National Curriculum. They provide programmes for Toddler & Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Kindergarten, and Preparatory.
• Lollypop Preschool Sunter
Jl. Sunter Permai Raya No. 8
Sunter Agung, Jakarta Utara – 14350
Ph: (021) 651 6426
Fax: (021) 650 6006
• Lollypop Preschool Menteng
Jl. Latuharhary No. 6
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat – 10310
Ph: (021) 3193 6250, 3105 872
HP: 0813 8154 2460
• Lollypop Preschool Kelapa Gading
Jl. Kelapa Nias Raya Blok QB2 No. 1
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta – 14240
Ph: (021) 452 8890
HP: 0878 8853 1086
• Lollypop Preschool Pluit
Jl. Pluit Sakti Raya No. 58
Pluit, Jakarta Utara – 14450
Ph: (021) 663 0606
Fax: (021) 669 1467
HP: 0818 688 628
• Lollypop Preschool Bali
Jl. Gunung Salak No. 88, Kerobokan
Denpasar, Bali – 80117
Ph: (0361) 900 2970
Fax: (0361) 900 2969
• Lollypop Preschool Surabaya
Jl. Raya Darmo Permai III
Bavarian Village, Surabaya
Ph: (031) 732 3030
Fax: (031) 732 3131
6. EtonHouse International Pre-School
EtonHouse Preschool has various of areas supporting a wide range of experiences, which encourage children to be inquisitive learners. All areas in our school are inviting, stimulating, spacious, comfortable, and safe. EtonHouse Pre-School implements an Inquire-Think-Learn Curriculum framework that fosters a spirit of inquiry, nurtures critical thinking skills, encourages strong communication skills and develops resilience in problem-solving.
Address: Jalan Kebayoran Lama No 121, South Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5322302, +62 21 548 5405
7. Mighty Minds Preschool
In Mighty Minds Preschool, the Creative Curriculum is centered on the principle that children learn best through positive interactions and relationships within their environment. Their syllabus also ensures that teachers know not only what and how to teach children but why particular activities are effective. The programs are opened for Infant (6 months to 18 months), Toddler (18 months to 30 months), Nursery One (2-3 years old), Nursery Two ( 3-4 years old), Kindergarten One (4-5 years) old to Kindergarten Two (5-6 years old)
• Mighty Minds Preschool Menteng
Jl. Hos Cokroaminoto No.50 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
• Mighty Minds Preschool Kemang
Jl. Pejaten Barat Raya No.15A Jakarta Selatan
• Mighty Minds Preschool Hang Tuah
Centre 1 (Infant to N1)
Jl. Hang Tuah Raya No.35
Centre 2 (N2 to K2)
Jl. Hang Tuah Raya No.19
• Mighty Minds Preschool Surabaya Branch
Bukit Darmo Golf L-7 Surabaya
0811 330 9991
ISMILE is an international preschool that uses child-focused approach to observe children’s individual strength and abilities. In this school, children will be exposed to continuous positive development of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and creative strength in best learning environment. The programs are opened for Infant & Toddler, Nursery 1 & 2, and
Kindergarten 1 & 2.
• Ismile Menteng
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.17, Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Phone/WA: +62 811 995 550
• Ismile Permata Hijau
Jl. Limo No.41, RT.8/RW.2,
Grogol Utara, Kec. Kby. Lama, South Jakarta12210
Phone: 021 5366 4777
Phone/WA: +62 811 9787 816
• Ismile Bandung
Jl. Hegarmanah No. 26, Bandung
Phone: 022 2040 767
WA: 0811 242 8721
9. Discovery Center
Discovery Center provides high quality child care as well as early childhood educational experiences for toddlers and preschool age children. The international environment is stimulating for both expatriate and Indonesian children. At Discovery Center, children are actively involved in their learning experience by learning in a natural and enjoyable way. The Indonesian teachers and assistant teachers all speak English well. Discovery Center’s Pre-School Program is open to children 2 years to 6 years old.
• Discovery Center Cipete
Jalan Haji Abdul Majid Dalam No. 28, Cipete, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (62-21) 765-7040
• Discovery Center Menteng
Jl Cirebon 16 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: (62-21) 314-5443
10. Kinderland Preschool
Kinderland Preschool is a leading provider of quality infant care, bilingual kindergarten and preschool education for children 2 months to 6 years of age. Curriculums provided at Kinderland are Children’s Music Programme, KinderFit, and Chinese Integrated Curriculum. Programmes offered at Kinderland are Playgroup – Kindergarten 2 ( 18 mths to 6 years old). Their theme-based integrated programme is a holistic and interdisciplinary approach which promotes the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and creative development of the child through incorporating language, mathematics, science, music and movement, and art and craft concepts and skills in age-appropriate and meaningful themes.
• Kinderland Bandung
Jl. Prof. Dr. Sutami no. 73 Bandung 40151, West Java – Indonesia.
Phone: +62 22 2021018
Fax: +62 22 8777 5418
• Kinderland Pondok Indah
Jl. Caringin Barat No.1
Cilandak Barat, South Jakarta 12430
Phone: (021) 7590 8818
Fax: (021) 7590 8817
• Kinderland Bonavista
Jl. Bonavista Raya, Bona Indah Housing Komplex. Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta 12440
Phone. (021) 769 2988, 769 1655
Fax. (021) 769 2989
• Kinderland Pakubuwono
Jl. Pakubuwono VI No.1 (Jl. Ophir No.1)
Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta 12120
Phone. (021) 725 0320, 725 0402
Fax. (021) 726 3026
• Kinderland Mega Kuningan
Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat E3.5 kAV. 7, Kuningan, South Jakarta 12950
Phone. (021) 769 2988
• Kinderland Sunrise Garden
Jl. Surya Timur Blok A No. 5
Komplex Surya Gardenia,
West Jakarta 11520
Tel. (021) 580 2323, 580 1647
Fax. (021) 580 6612
• Kinderland Muara Karang
Jl. Muara Karang Blok Y 3 – Timur No.12 North Jakarta 14450
Phone. (021) 660 2966, 669 1328
Fax. (021) 662 4416
• Kinderland Pulo Mas
Jl. Kayu Putih Raya No.15A, Pulo Mas, East Jakarta 13260
Phone. (021) 470 6722, 4757285
Fax. (021) 489 2438
11. Ladybird Preschool
Ladybird is an international standard preschool and kindergarten open to children aged 1,5 to 6 years for national, international, or national plus school. Their curriculum is designed to meet your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. They also introduce young children to the English language using affective methodologies. Ladybird Pre-school and Kindergarten welcome children from both English and non-English speaking families.
• Ladybird Preschool Taman Kedoya Baru
Taman Kedoya Baru Blok B6 Jakarta Barat
• Ladybird Preschool Bumi Serpong Damai
Giriloka 2, Blok O/1, Tangerang, Banten
• Ladybird Preschool Gading Serpong
Sektor 1A, Blok AF 15/18, Tangerang, Banten
12. Lollikids Montessori Pre-school and Daycare
The Lollikids Montessori Pre-school and Daycare is a unique learning environment which aims to provide and promote education that nurtures the child’s self-worth, independence, and love for learning. It uses Montessori materials that allow children to integrate their mind, body, and spirit through a free option of activities. Lollikids Montessori Pre-school and Daycare opens preschool classes for First Buddies (7 months-2 years old), Stepping Stones (2-3 years old), and Kindergarten (3-6 years old).
Address: Ascott Kuningan Jakarta, 11th floor, Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, Kuningan, South Jakarta
13. Kiddie Planet Preschool
It is a Montessori Plus Preschool where learning and fun become one for children between 18 months and 6 years old. Through a developmentally appropriate curriculum blended with the Montessori Philosophy, their qualified and passionate teachers facilitate personalized learning for every child at Kiddie Planet. It also has an extensive range of extracurricular activities such as yoga, taekwondo, ballet, computer, and Mandarin classes.
Address: Cluster Garden House Blok B 2-3, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
Preschool is an ideal place for children to learn, play, and explore the new things. Make sure your kiddos get the best education institution, and ready to embrace their bright future.