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Up to 16,500 Children to Benefit from more Affordable and Better Quality Child Care from 2016
Oct 19, 2015
The new Partner Operator scheme supports mid-sized and smaller child care operators in keeping fees affordable, improving quality of their programmes and developing their early childhood professionals. The 23 Partner Operators run 169 existing child care centres which offer a total of 16,500 places.
MSF revokes status of Approved Persons for Sweetlands Childcare Centres
Oct 15, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has served notice to revoke the status of Approved Person (AP) of all the 11 Sweetlands Childcare centres yesterday. We will revoke the AP status of Mdm Chan Chew Shia and Mr Ho Boon Hong on 21 October 2015.
Updates on Haze Management for Child Care Centres and Kindergartens for 28 September 2015 (Monday)
Sep 27, 2015
In view of the improvement in the haze situation, all lessons and programmes in child care centres and kindergartens will resume on 28 September 2015 (Monday). Centres should continue to adjust their programmes in accordance to the guidelines issued for different PSI levels. ECDA will continue to monitor the haze situation and update on relevant haze management measures needed.
More Than $100,000 Raised for President's Challenge Project 'Start Small Dream Big'
Sep 25, 2015
Over 8,000 pre-school children from more than 150 centres contributed over 100,000 hours to plan and participate in community service projects for this year’s President’s Challenge Project “Start Small Dream Big”. Apart from many in-kind donations, they also raised more than $100,000 in cash for President’s Challenge beneficiaries and other community organisations.
Opening Speech by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Conference and Carnival 2015
Sep 25, 2015
Opening Speech by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Conference and Carnival 2015 on 25 September 2015, 11am at Suntec Convention Hall
New Initiatives to Enhance Skills and Career Development of Early Childhood Educators
Sep 25, 2015
Early childhood (EC) educators can look forward to two new Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) initiatives that will help them develop and progress in their careers - the Professional Development Programme (PDP) and ONE@ECDA
203 More Pre-Schools Awarded SPARK Certification
Sep 25, 2015
With 203 more pre-schools receiving their Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK) certificates today, one in four pre-schools island-wide are now SPARK-certified. This will provide parents greater assurance of good quality pre-schools across Singapore, offering holistic early childhood programmes, certified by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
Update on Haze Management for Child Care Centres and Kindergartens
Sep 24, 2015
In view of the deterioration of the haze situation, all lessons and programmes in child care centres and kindergartens will be scaled down. Parents of pre-school children may wish to take precautionary measures by keeping your child at home on 25 September 2015 (Friday). Nevertheless, all child care centres and kindergartens will remain open to provide custodial care for parents who do not have alternative care arrangements.
Haze Management Measures - Early Childhood Development Agency's Advisory for Childcare Centres and Kindergartens
Sep 15, 2015
Child care centres and kindergartens should refer to ECDA’s latest advisory, and check NEA’s website for further updates to ensure the safety and well-being of children during the haze conditions.
Tighter control over Child Development Accounts to prevent unauthorised withdrawals
Aug 17, 2015
Parliamentary Secretary answers question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on tighter control over Child Development Accounts to prevent unauthorised withdrawals