Act of the Republic of Indonesia Number 20, Year 2003 on National Education System
Part Seven: Early Childhood Education
|(1)||Early childhood education is organized prior to basic education.|
|(2)||Early childhood education is provided through formal education, non formal education and/or informal education.|
|(3)||Early childhood education provided through formal education can take the form of taman kanak-kanak (TK) that is, kindergarten, raudatul athfal (RA), or other forms of formal education of the similar type.|
|(4)||Early childhood education provided through non-formal education can take the form of kelompok bermain (KB), tahat is play groups, taman penitipan anak (TPA), that is child care centers or other forms of non-formal education of the similar type.|
|(5)||Early childhood education provided through informal education can take the form of family education or education in the surroundings.|
|(6)||The implementation of provisions for early childhood education, set forth in verse (1), verse (2), verse (3) and verse (4), shall be further stipulated by the Government Regulation.|
Early childhood education is provided for children up to six years of age,
which is not a prerequisite for entering primary school.
Kindergarten (TK) provides education for development of children’s per -
sonality and potentials in accordance with their level of growth.
Raudhatul athfal (RA) provides Islamic education to inculcate values of faith
and piety in children for the development of their potentials, as in kinder -
Undang-Undang Nomor 20 Tahun 2003 tentang Sistem Pendidikan Nasional