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  • 13MAR2015
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    NEW INITIATIVES TO DEVELOP EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF PRE-SCHOOLS

     

    1. The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will introduce new initiatives to improve the affordability and quality of child care services for parents, support the career progression of more early childhood (EC) professionals, and raise the overall quality of the EC sector. , ...

  • 06MAR2015


    MORE SUPPORT FOR ENHANCED INTERNSHIPS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION COURSES

     

    1. As part of the national SkillsFuture movement, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will introduce a new Early Childhood Capability Grant to support child care centres and kindergartens that host enhanced internships for students from the full-time Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) courses at the polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The enhancements in these internship programmes will better support structured learning at the workplace. This is critical in supporting ECDA’s strategies to attract and retain passionate early childhood professionals by providing them with realistic and meaningful exposure to working in the sector. , ...

  • 02JAN2015


    MORE CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM HIGHER FEE ASSISTANCE FOR KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION​

     

    1. Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing announced that more children will stand to benefit from higher subsidies under the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS), which comes into effect today. The enhancements to the scheme are part of the Government’s efforts to improve the affordability, accessibility and quality of early childhood development programmes. ​ , ...

 

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