My kid is now attending a nearby half-day Montessori pre-school this year, and here are the expenses we've spent so far:
- Registration: RM60
- 2 x uniform + 2 x sports wear: RM180
- Insurance: RM20 / year
- Kids Gazette: RM20 / year
- Misc. fees: RM550 / year
- Personal reading books (3 languages): RM30
- School bag: RM50
- 2-way transportation by MPV: RM90 / month
- Monthly fee: RM230 (need to pay 2 months during enrolment = RM460)
Subsequent months = RM320
The pre-school education is really very expensive in Klang Valley, and parents need to spend a lot during enrolment and for each subsequent months.
We've decided to let our kid attend the Montessori pre-school programme so that he can learn and master the 3 neccessary languages commonly used in Malaysia: English, Chinese and Malay. At the same time, it provides opportunity for him to play around with classmates from different ethics of Chinese, Indian and Malay.
Therefore, although the pre-school education is really very expensive, we still have to spend it.
PS: We feel sad that there are still some political gaffes trying to separate people from different ethics and/or religions who live in this same piece of land for so many years, and we really hope that our current and next generation can mix and unite together as Malaysian. Those political gaffes who like to create issue and tension should feel shameful to see the little boys and girls of young age can befriend and play around with each other without separation of ethics or religion.