Elementary Education is the first stage traditionally found in formal education (Class I-VIII), beginning at about age 5 to 7 and ending at about age 11 to 13. Elementary education is often preceded by some form of preschool for children age 3 to 5 or 6 and education has also been made free for children for 6 to 14 years of age or up to class VIII under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.