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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).
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.
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.
Opening Address by Mr Desmond Lee at the Public-Private-People Conference on the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025
Sep 11, 2019
Opening Address by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister of Social and Family Development at the Public-People Conference on the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025
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.
Closing Speech at Second Reading of Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Bill
Sep 4, 2019
Minister Desmond Lee delivers closing speech at Second Reading of Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Bill in Parliament
Take-up Rate of Parent-Care Leave by Public Servants
Sep 3, 2019
Civil servants are eligibile for up to two days of parent-care leave per year, and they have the flexibility to take this leave in full or half day blocks.