The program of development of preschool educational organization

This article is about schools for younger children between the ages of three and five. For the stage of childhood which ranges from 5-8 years old, see the program of development of preschool educational organization childhood. In some European countries the term “kindergarten” refers to formal education of children classified as ISCED level 0 – with one or several years of such education being compulsory – before children start primary school at ISCED level 1. May also be used to define services for children younger than kindergarten age, especially in countries where kindergarten is compulsory.