Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers

Are preschools available? Day care? Are these expensive? What has been your experience with them, if any? Do the schools provide before- and/or after-school care?

Yes, many options, in Russian and some in English. There are Montessori and traditional and some other types, no personal experience. Many families with babies and young kids come to this post. - Sep 2023


Many choices. The quality is good. But, they are expensive, US$600-1200/month. - Jul 2013


There are some preschools, but we haven't used them. - Feb 2013


Options exist, but we have been generally disappointed with the selection among pre-schools. This is no Nairobi/Delhi/etc. There is no true montessori school (though several incorporate some elements of montessori system), there are some with waiting lists, and some seem to have questionable safety features. - Mar 2010


Although we don't have younger kids, some at post are happy with the preschool programs that are available. THe CLO has good information on this. - Mar 2008


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