Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Working Together on a Good Start for Every Child
Sep 13, 2019
At the Early Childhood Conference 2019, the Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Desmond Lee announced new initiatives, in collaboration with partners, to support outdoor learning by children in preschools, and to enhance support for children and families under KidSTART.
22 EDUCATORS AND CENTRES TO RECEIVE ECDA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Sep 9, 2019
In recognition of their professional excellence and innovation, 22 pre-school educators and centres will receive the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development from Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, at ECDA's annual Early Childhood Conference on 13 September 2019.
Fifth Fostering Agency Appointed To Grow Foster Care
Sep 5, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed Muhammadiyah Association as the fifth Fostering Agency, as of 1 August 2019, to grow foster care in the community.
A Good Start For Every Child
Aug 28, 2019
Making quality preschools more affordable and accessible
Joint MOH-MSF statement in response to AGO Audit 2019 Observations on Thematic Audit
Jul 16, 2019
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) acknowledge the observations made by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) in its thematic audit on social grants managed by MOH and MSF.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim Shares Singapore's Vision Of Being A Nurturing And Endearing Home For Our Children
May 22, 2019
Oral presentation by SPS Faishal Ibrahim on Singapore’s combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports at the 81st Session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, on 16 and 17 May 2019.
More Integrated Support for Children with Developmental Needs Under ECDA
Apr 10, 2019
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will oversee both Early Intervention (EI) services and preschool services from end 2020, with the transfer of EI functions from the Disability Office in MSF to ECDA to be done progressively from July 2019. MSF will also launch a workgroup to strengthen the support for children with developmental needs.
Localised, research-backed parenting resources to better support parents
Mar 14, 2019
An initiative by MSF, the online portal empowers parents to take a more active role in nurturing their child by curating parenting information on a wide range of topics for parents-to-be, and parents with young children up to six years old.
Youths help redesign the ROM & ROMM building, hoping to say "I do" there one day
Mar 11, 2019
Students from three Institutes of Higher Learning are exploring how to redesign the interior of the 36-year-old building that houses the Registries of Civil and Muslim Marriages (ROM and ROMM) at Fort Canning.
More Comprehensive Convenient and Coordinated Support for Low-Income and Vulnerable Families
Mar 6, 2019
To better support low-income and vulnerable families, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will increase the assistance provided by ComCare schemes. MSF will also strengthen social service delivery in partnership with government agencies and community organisations, so as to provide more Comprehensive, Convenient and Coordinated support for these families.