Short-term stay groups for preschool children are in demand in kindergartens. About five thousand children attend such groups in the capital alone. The most popular are day-off and evening groups, as well as preparation for school. Educational program was also expanded. Children’s fitness and artistic education classes were introduced. This year Belarus plans to put into operation 17 kindergartens. In our country, 95% of children aged 3-6 years receive preschool education, which is one of the highest rates in Europe.