A Good Start for Every Child

  • 19OCT2015
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    UP TO 16,500 CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM MORE AFFORDABLE AND BETTER QUALITY CHILD CARE FROM 2016

     

    Parents can look forward to more affordable and better quality child care options next year, with the appointment of 23 Partner Operators by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). The new Partner Operator scheme supports mid-sized and smaller child care operators in keeping fees affordable, improving quality of their programmes and developing their early childhood professionals. The 23 Partner Operators run 169 existing child care centres which offer a total of 16,500 places (see Annex A). , ...

  • 27SEP2015


    UPDATES ON HAZE MANAGEMENT FOR CHILD CARE CENTRESAND KINDERGARTENS FOR 28 SEPTEMBER 2015 (MONDAY)

     

    In view of the improvement in the haze situation, all lessons and programmes in child care centres and kindergartens will resume on 28 September 2015 (Monday). Centres should continue to adjust their programmes in accordance to the guidelines issued for different PSI levels. ECDA will continue to monitor the haze situation and update on relevant haze management measures needed. Please see Annex A for guidelines for different PSI levels. , ...

  • 26SEP2015


    MORE THAN $100,000 RAISED FOR PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE PROJECT “START SMALL DREAM BIG”

     

    Over 8,000 pre-school children from more than 150 centres contributed over 100,000 hours to plan and participate in community service projects for this year’s President’s Challenge Project “Start Small Dream Big” (refer to Annex A). Apart from many in-kind donations, they also raised more than $100,000 in cash for President’s Challenge beneficiaries and other community organisations. The President’s Challenge beneficiaries include All Saints Home, Lions Home for the Elderly, TOUCH Community Services Limited, The Muslim Missionary Society, Singapore (Jamiyah) and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. These projects were showcased at the “Start Small Dream Big” finale attended by some 3,000 teachers, pre-school children and parents, held in conjunction with ECDA’s Early Childhood Conference and Carnival 2015. , ...



 
  • 11JAN2016
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    JOB FAIR FOR PRE-SCHOOL INDUSTRY

     

    Do you love working with young children? Play a part in shaping the future of Singapore, join the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector. Join us at the Job Fair to find out what it takes to be an Early Childhood Professional. Learn about the various training programmes available!? , ...

  • 25SEP2015


    HAZE ADVISORY: EARLY CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE AND CARNIVAL 2015 TO PROCEED AS PLANNED

     

    The ECDA’s Early Childhood Conference and Carnival 2015 at Suntec Singapore on 25 and 26 September will proceed as planned. The conference will be held indoors within air-conditioned spaces. Additional measures are also in place to ensure that external air does not enter the air-conditioning system and to have a medical team on standby. , ...

  • 15SEP2015


    HAZE MANAGEMENT MEASURES

     

    Child care centres and kindergartens should refer to ECDA’s latest advisory, and check NEA’s website for further updates to ensure the safety and well-being of children during the haze conditions. , ...



 
 

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