Fact sheets issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Fact sheet on KidSTART
Aug 20, 2017
Under KidSTART, ECDA will provide new forms of support for child development, coordinate and strengthen holistic services for families where needed, and monitor the developmental progress of children from birth onwards.
Fact Sheet on KidSTART Home Visitation
Mar 8, 2017
KidSTART is a pilot programme by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) for young children from low-income and vulnerable families to enable them to have a good start in life. KidSTART is made up of the following key components: KidSTART Home Visitation, KidSTART Groups (Supported Playgroups), KidSTART Enhanced Support to Pre-schools.
Strengthening family-based care for vulnerable children
Mar 8, 2017
Fact sheet on updates of MSF's efforts to strengthen family-based care for vulnerable children through the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) Pilot programme and growing capacity of fostering.
Amendments to the Child Development Co-Savings Act
Nov 10, 2016
The Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA) will be amended to better support parents in caring for and bonding with their children. The key amendments will enhance paternity leave, shared parental leave and adoption leave schemes, as well as extend certain leave benefits to unwed parents.
Foster Care Week 2016
Sep 10, 2016
As part of the celebrations, MSF has launched the inaugural Foster Care Week (FCW). FCW is a week-long celebration of foster care, to raise awareness of foster care and encourage families to be part of the fostering movement in Singapore.
Factsheet on Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Pilot
Jul 26, 2016
The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence.
Child Development Co-Savings Act Bill amended to support active fatherhood and enhance child outcomes
May 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.
Fact Sheet on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2016
Mar 14, 2016
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed in Parliament on 14 March 2016 to better protect the mentally incapacitated.
Foster Family Tea Party 2015
Nov 29, 2015
The MSF Fostering Services (FS) organises the annual foster parent appreciation event as a gesture of recognition for the many contributions made by foster parents in caring for children in need.
ECDA Fellows Appointment Ceremony
May 6, 2015
ECDA has appointed 14 ECDA Fellows in 2015 to drive quality improvements in the EC sector and develop the fraternity of EC professionals.