Many non-Chinese parents want their children to grow up proficient in Chinese and are keen to place them in Chinese Medium of Instruction (CMI) kindergarten. However, some kindergartens still reject non-Chinese children. This may be partly due to unwillingness of the kindergartens to adjust their interview process.
Also, some kindergartens, which do accept students from NCS households, segregate them from Chinese children by placing them in different classes and even different sessions, often the afternoon session. EOC argues kindergartens must be monitored to make sure these practices are not allowed to continue.