Preschool works to ensure that the nation's children with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. Malaysia Pre-School is a school for the education of very young children (generally five years of age and younger). These schools seek to prepare young children before enrolling to schools with formal education, they only provide childcare with little educational benefits. Pre-schools which focus on education generally teach early social skills including interpersonal interaction, being a part of a group of peers, and classroom skills such as following the instructions of a teacher. Some formal education also takes place, such as early reading or language skills. Some nursery schools have adopted specialized methods of teaching, such as Montessori, and various other pedagogy.
In Malaysia, there are two types of instituitions that cater to Pre-School. There are childcare centres which enrols children below four years old and the kindergartens which admits children between the ages of 4+ through 5+.