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Research has shown that a health-promoting school contributes to better health and education outcomes. Health promotion in early childhood is paramount for the prevention of infectious diseases, developing good health habits in childhood – particularly on nutrition, physical activity and social-emotional development.

Participating pre-schools will be assessed based on the three criteria of supportive environment, targeted intervention and capacity building, as shown in the diagram below:

There are 2 tiers of accreditation; Basic and Platinum. The table below summarizes the criteria required for each tier.

Related: Health Screening for Primary School

Eligibility Criteria

  • Pre-schools must be registered with Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
  • Applications must be supported by the principal/ supervisor of the pre-school.

Related: Pre-School Health Ambassador

Information for Application

  • Interested pre-schools are to indicate their intent to work with HPB to convert their schools to health promoting pre-schools, by filling up this participation form and emailing it to

Related: Introducing your Pre-schoolers to Better Oral Care

Accredited Healthy Pre-Schools will receive:

For more information, please refer to this HPS Toolkit or email your enquiries to

Here is the list of Pre-Schools who have been accredited as Healthy Pre-Schools (Platinum).

Related: Growing Up Healthily in a Child Care Centre

Resource Material

HPB has developed various resources for Pre-School operators to utilise, please view or download them here:

The following resources can be used by parents to engage their pre-schoolers:

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