Children usually attend the kindergarten (scuola dell'infanzia) from the age of three and continue for three years. All children who are at least two years and five months old when kindergarten begins in September may attend. Kindergarten is not mandatory. The period of care is usually until around 3:00 p.m. Individual kindergartens have the option of extending their hours until evening, if there is a demand. Fees for the kindergarten depend upon parental income. Registration is held every year in January in the kindergartens themselves.
You can choose between German-speaking kindergartens or Italian-speaking kindergartens.