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Statistics on KidSTART programme

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Financial Assistance & Social Support, Children & Families


5 February 2018

Question

Ms Rahayu Mahzam
MP for Jurong GRC

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) to date, what are the numbers of children and families in the KidSTART programme; and (b) what is the breakdown of the number of children benefitting from the different components of the programme.

Answer

As at end 2017, more than 500 children and their families are being supported under the KidSTART pilot programme. By components, about 150 children are on the home visitation programme, 125 children are in KidSTART playgroups and the rest are enrolled in preschools supported by KidSTART.