Teacher-training and qualifications offer high leverage opportunities for enhancing standards of training and expanding career opportunities for pre-school professionals in Singapore. This ensures that we give our young not only an intellectual head start but also nurtures their social skills and values and prepares them for lifelong learning.
With effect from January 2001, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) introduced an integrated Pre-School Education (PSE) framework for teacher-training and accreditation applicable to personnel from both the kindergarten and child care sectors. This framework is overseen by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) with effect from 1st April 2013.
ECDA Scholarships In Early Childhood Care and Education
To raise the quality of early childhood education, ECDA will be providing scholarships for masters, degree and diploma courses in early childhood care and education to help child care supervisors/ teachers obtain higher professional qualifications.
The scholarships will be available from 2009 to 2013, and are tenable for courses at National Institute of Education, SIM University, SEED Institute, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, KLC School of Education and Learning Capital College. The awards are only available for in-service child care supervisors/teachers registered as teaching staff in MSF-licensed child care centres.
For more information on the courses under our scholarships schemes, please refer to the following links: