Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM OVER 50 CHILDCARE OPERATORS FOR NEW TERM OF PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME
Feb 5, 2020
As part of efforts to expand the provision of government-supported preschool places, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in November 2019 launched a new call for applications from childcare operators for the new term of the Partner Operator (POP) scheme. ECDA closed the application process on 31 Jan 2020 (Friday) and received 52 applications from operators to join the next term of the POP scheme. This is more than double the number of operators currently appointed on the existing POP term.
ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19
Feb 4, 2020
Enhancing Support for Disadvantaged Families by Strengthening Community Partnerships
Jan 18, 2020
Mr. Desmond Lee, the Minister for Social and Family Development, officially launched the Marsiling Community Link (ComLink) programme space today. Marsiling is one of four estates in Singapore with ComLink. The other three locations are Jalan Kukoh, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Boon Lay. ComLink was first introduced in March 2019. It provides targeted community-based programmes and support to families with children who are staying in rental housing.
Call for applications for new term of childcare Partner Operator scheme
Nov 29, 2019
To apply, registered Key Appointment Holders should email Sector_Funding@ecda.gov.sg with your centre codes for information on how to submit an Expression of Interest. Existing Partner Operators will also have to express their interest if they wish to be considered for the new term.
ECDA will acknowledge receipt of the email within 3 working days.
You are advised to email ECDA early to give sufficient time to prepare your application and supporting documents before the submission deadline on 31 Jan 2020, 5pm.
POSITIVE CHILD OUTCOMES FROM PARENT EDUCATION – MSF ROLLS OUT REGIONAL PARENTING SUPPORT PROVIDERS
Nov 13, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
announced today the appointment of 10 Parenting Support Providers (PSP) to help
equip all parents with parenting skills in a more holistic manner. This is in
response to increasing demand from parents who want to pick up new skills to
help strengthen their relationships with their children.
$127 million in ComCare Assistance Benefitted 37,400 Households in FY2018
Oct 11, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) provided $127 million in ComCare cash assistance to about 37,400 households or 75,200 individuals, in FY2018.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim Reiterates Singapore's Commitment to Enhance Women's Economic Participation
Oct 5, 2019
Senior Parliamentary Secretary (SPS) for Social
and Family Development, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, led the
Singapore delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and
the Economy Forum (WEF) in La Serena, Chile. The APEC-WEF is an annual meeting
of leaders from the public, private, non-government and academic sectors to
discuss the empowerment of women across APEC economies.
Appointment of Two New Divorce Support Specialists Agencies Expands The Support Available to Families Undergoing Divorce
Sep 19, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has appointed two new Divorce
Support Specialist Agencies (DSSAs) – Thrive Parenting! and Healing Hearts @ Fei
Yue – to better support families undergoing divorce with specialised services
Public Consultation on RERF Report
Sep 19, 2019
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Law
(MinLaw) have received recommendations from the Committee to Review and Enhance
Reforms in the Family Justice System (RERF Committee).
Launch of Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Quality Rating Scale for 0-6 Years
Sep 13, 2019
The new SPARK Quality Rating Scale (QRS) for 0-6 years was officially launched today at the Early Childhood Conference 2019, organised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).