child/student care centres & services
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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.
Proportion of Kindergartens Operated by Private Providers and Autonomous Operators Offering Before and After School Care
Nov 5, 2019
Minister answers question by Mr Leon Perera on the proportion of kindergartens operator by private providers and autonomous operators offering before and after school care.
Plans to Provide Student Care Centres (SCC) in Yishun South including Pre-school Centres
Nov 4, 2019
Child care centres provide full-day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of 7, while student care centres (SCCs) provide care and supervision to school-going children from 7 to 14 years old.
Amount of Subsidies Given to Anchor Operators of Childcare Centres and Kindergartens in Past Five Years
Nov 4, 2019
The Government is committed to enhancing access to affordable and quality preschools. To achieve this, the Government funds operators throught the Anchor Operators and Partner Operator schemes, and runs MOE Kindergartens.
Caregivers given Special Approval for higher subsidy support for infant care and childcare
Oct 7, 2019
Under Special Approval, eligible applicants who are not working or who are non-parent caregivers may receive the higher subsidy support that working mothers receive.
SPEECH BY MR DESMOND LEE, MINISTER FOR SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, EARLY CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019, 11.05 AM, SUNTEC CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
Sep 13, 2019
The early years are some of the most important in a person's life. Those who have good quality early childhood experiences acquire physical, cognitive and social skills that give them a solid foundation for life. Many educators have told me that the emotional and social skills that children learn in their first few years - making friends, handling conflict, learning how to communicate, and explore their surroundings - distinguish them when they grow older. On the other hand, those who do not pick up these skills can be set back, and are less able to seize the same opportunities.
Upcoming Increase in Subsidies for Pre-school Education
Sep 2, 2019
Today, MOE Kindergartens, Anchor Operators and Partner Operators make up slightly over half od all preschool places.
Grants for fees for faith-based preschools run by non-profit organisations such as those by churches, mosques and voluntary welfare organisations
Aug 6, 2019
Minister answers question by Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC on grants for fees for faith-based preschools run by non-profit
organisations such as those by churches, mosques and voluntary welfare
Capacity of infant care in Yishun
Jul 8, 2019
Minister answers questions by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on the capacity and waitlists at Infant Care Centres in Yishun
Child mismanagement in preschools
May 7, 2019
Minister Desmond Lee answers NMP Ms Anthea Ong's question on child mismanagement in preschools