Over 47,000 Preschoolers Registered in Astana’s INDIGO Database

Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, currently has 546 preschool education facilities, serving a total of 69,953 children, according to the official website of the city's akimat.

During a briefing at the RSK, Serik Adylbaev, Deputy Head of the Department of Education of Astana, highlighted that the number of preschool children continues to rise annually due to increased birth rates and migration processes.

As per the INDIGO electronic portal’s records in the general education queue:

– 47,899 preschool children aged 0 to 6 are registered.
– 37,596 children aged 2 to 6 are enrolled.

Adylbaev noted the existence of three special kindergartens in the capital, admitting 352 children. Additionally, 506 children receive special education in 24 special groups catering to various impairments, including intellectual, visual, hearing, mental, and severe speech impairments. Inclusive education groups have been established in 78 preschool organizations, covering 1,004 children. Children with special educational needs are also referred through the INDIGO system to special preschool organizations, correctional, and sanatorium groups in kindergartens. Currently, 964 children in need of special education are registered in the correction queue in the System.

The city also provides psychological, medical, and pedagogical consultations for children with special educational needs, with eight centers established for this purpose. Psychological and pedagogical support is offered in four psychological and pedagogical correction rooms (PPC), two rehabilitation centers, and at the Asyl Miras Autism Center.

Beginning January 1, 2024, registration for examination at the PMPK is conducted on the website birge.astana.kz.

Moreover, as part of the “Every Child Deserves School” project, inclusion support rooms (ISC) have been introduced in eight kindergartens for children with emotional-volitional and behavioral disorders (autism), accommodating a total of 90 children. Plans are underway to establish additional inclusion support rooms in selected kindergartens and mini-centers, as well as to open additional IPCs for children with special educational needs in 20 existing preschool organizations from September 1 onwards, covering 120 children.



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