The Early Childhood and Development Agency (ECDA) serves as the regulatory and developmental authority for the early childhood sector in Singapore, overseeing all aspects of children's development below the age of 7, across both kindergartens and child care centres.
ECDA is an autonomous agency jointly overseen by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), and hosted under the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
ECDA was officially launched on 1st April 2013 and integrates the regulation, planning, professional development and public education functions of MOE's Pre-School Education Branch and MSF's Child Care Division.
ECDA's key responsibilities will be to:
We provide support to diverse groups of stakeholders, including the following: