The Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) Bill was passed in Parliament on 28 February 2017.
The ECDC Bill aims to harmonise and ensure consistent standards across pre-schools. With the new Bill, ECDA intends to:
Signal the national importance of quality early childhood development
Ensure holistic care and education for every child
A new regulatory framework for pre-schools will be introduced. The framework aims to protect the safety, well-being and welfare of children in pre-schools and promote the quality, and continuous improvement in the quality of pre-school services.
FOR PARENTS:Greater peace of mind, with greater assurance of quality across all pre-schools
FOR TEACHERS: Greater professional standing, with streamlined registration requirements across the sector
FOR OPERATORS:Clearer and more harmonised set of requirements, whether for child care centres or kindergartens
Higher and more consistent standards
Enhanced regulatory measures
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Remember, we all play important roles in ensuring quality early childhood education for our children.
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MORE ABOUT THE ECDC BILL
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