Pre-primary and primary education

Activity Group: Pre-primary and primary education
Activity Number: 8510

This class includes the provision of instruction designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and instruction that gives students a sound basic education in reading, writing and mathematics along with an elementary understanding of other subjects such as history, geography, natural science, social science, art and music.Such education is generally provided for children, however the provision of literacy programmes within or outside the school system, which are similar in content to programmes in primary education but are intended for those considered too old to enter elementary schools, is also included. Also included is the provision of programmes at a similar level, suited to children with special needs education. Education can be provided in classrooms or through radio, television broadcast, Internet, correspondence or at home.

This class includes:
  • Pre-primary education
  • Primary education
This class also includes:
  • Special education for handicapped students at this level
  • Provision of literacy programmes for adults
This class excludes:
  • Adult education as defined in group 854
  • Child day-care activities, see 8890