ECDA Practitioner Inquiry (PI) Grant

The ECDA Practitioner Inquiry (PI) Grant is a professional development initiative that seeks to engage practitioners in conducting inquiry. Necessary training and an inquiry framework are available to guide practitioners in reflecting, conceptualizing, implementing and evaluating actions plans for issues they have identified in their classroom/centre teaching-learning practices.​ Training is available to support practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills in carrying out an inquiry in the classroom/centre. Prior to applying for the PI Grant, the main applicant and/or the team members will have to ensure that they have attended either An Overview of PI for EC Educators (formerly known as PI Grant Sharing) or Practitioner Inquiry in Early Childhood Education (PIECE) workshop or ECDA-organised workshops related to PI (e.g. Action Research in the Early Childhood Classroom workshop). 

Funding support from ECDA will be provided for successful applicants of the PI Grant. For classroom-based PI project, ECDA subsidises up to 90% of the total cost of the approved project, subject to a maximum of S$1,000 per project and grant recipients are required to co-pay 10% of the cost of the approved project. For centre-wide PI project, ECDA subsidises up to 90% or 95% of the total cost of the approved project, subject to a maximum of S$4,000 per project and grant recipients are required to co-pay 10% of the cost of the approved project (5% co-payment for SPARK-certified centres). 

Upon completion of the project, practitioners will submit the following Project Deliverables: 

 1. Final report using the guidelines provided 

 2. Final expenditure form with supporting documents (e.g. original / certified true copies of receipts,      

     payment vouchers) 

3. Any other forms of documentation (e.g. video clips, photos, lesson plans, etc) 

Selected participating pre-schools may be invited to share their inquiry process, action plans and learning points with other pre-schools at Professional Development sessions organised by ECDA  (e.g. Peer Sharing, ECDA Early Childhood Conference).​       

PI Grant Application: All ECDA-certified educarers, teachers or centre leaders who are currently employed in ECDA-registered pre-schools can apply for the PI Grant. Applications will open on 29 January 2019. Click here or scan the QR code below for the application form.




There are 2 PI Grant cycles in 2019 and the respective application periods are as follows: 

Cycle

​​Application Period

PI Grant Cycle 1

​- 29 January to 12 March 2019
- Pre-schools can apply by submitting the completed application form for evaluation

​PI Grant Cycle 2

​- April to May 2019
- Keep a lookout for our notification for the next round of applications


 
For enquiries, please email ECRF@ecda.gov.sg​.

​Information updated as at 29 January 2019

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