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Plans for Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to develop a platform within ECDA's Centre Management System

Plans for Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to develop a platform within ECDA's Centre Management System

Mr Don Wee asked the Minister for Social and Family Development whether Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Singapore will consider developing a platform within ECDA’s Centre Management System, to digitalise pre-school administrative forms so as to go green and minimise data inaccuracies. 
 
Answer 
 
       In 2019, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) introduced the Centre Management System (CMS) to digitalise administrative processes between all preschools and ECDA, such as licence application and renewal, as well as submission of enrolment details and subsidy applications.  
 
2. Some preschools have utilised the Early Childhood Digitalisation Grant (ECDG) to adopt pre-approved digital solutions to digitalise work processes, such as online application forms or e-forms that enable preschools to manage enrolment and subsidy applications digitally. These e-forms enable direct data transfer to the CMS, eliminating the need for preschools to manage enrolment and subsidy applications digitally. These e-forms enable direct data transfer to the CMS, eliminating the need for manual entry while improving data accuracy. 400 centres have already tapped on the grant support to digitalise their processes.  

3. ECDA is currently undertaking a service journey review with a view to digitalise fully the process for parents when enrolling their child in a preschool. We agree that going digital in preschools will not only provide a more seamless and convenient experience for parents, but also improve work processes and efficiency for preschool staff. We thank the member for the suggestion.  

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