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START SMALL DREAM BIG 2016 VIDEOS

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START SMALL DREAM BIG 2016 BOOKLET

Our preschools share their Start Small Dream Big journeys through this journal booklet! Click here to download the booklet and experience SSDB through the children's eyes!

SSDB 2016 booklet 

START SMALL DREAM BIG 2016 FINALE

Some 20,000 children from over 300 pre-schools contributed over 500,000 hours in the past 6 months to plan and participate in 316 community service projects for Start Small Dream Big 2016! Together, the children raised more than $150,000 for charity!

SSDB Finale 

Over 10,000 children, early childhood teachers, parents and community partners were present at the SSDB Finale held at the OCBC Square @Sports Hub on 7 October 2016!

The children's SSDB projects were showcased in an exhibition at the Sports Hub Library. There was also a huge carnival with activity stations by pre-school centres and community partners!

Click the image below to view more photographs!

SSDB Finale 

The SSDB Finale was also featured in the media! Click on the links below to find out more!

The Straits Times - Pre-schoolers raise more than $150,000 in move to get kids to give back to society

Lianhe Zaobao - 小心愿大梦想2万儿童为慈善筹款15万

Berita Harian - Kanak-kanak dari 300 prasekolah bantu kumpul $150,000 untuk amal

SSDB Finale slide10 things to do at SSDB Finale 

LAUNCH OF START SMALL DREAM BIG 2016

Launch of SSDB 2016

Minister Tan Chuan-Jin officially launched Start Small Dream Big 2016 on 29 April at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park! Over 1,500 pre-school children and 300 early childhood teachers attended the launch!

Read all about the launch here!

Click here to view the photo album!


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The SSDB launch was also featured in the media! Click on the links below to read more!

The Straits Times - Pre-school pupils learn to care for community

Berita Harian - 20,000 kanak-kanak prasekolah sertai projek khidmat masyarakat

Lianhe Wanbao - ‘小心愿,大梦想’公益活动。全岛1600孩童参与


PARTICIPATING CENTRES FOR SSDB 2016

This year, ECDA's "Start Small Dream Big" President's Challenge initiative involves some 20,000 children from over 300 pre-school centres taking part in community projects over a period of six months.

This is double the number of 150 pre-schools which participated in the inaugural run of the initiative last year!

Click here to find out who they are!


What's Inside the Little Red Box? - St James Church Kindergarten

Little Red Box 

As part of SSDB, St James Church Kindergarten launched 'Red Box Day' and the 'Little Red Box' to inspire young children to dream for Singapore with the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's wine-coloured briefcase.

Click here to read about the launch and children's efforts!


Mini Charity Bazaar - Kidz Meadow Childcare (Buangkok Crescent)

Charity Bazaar 

The children, teachers and parents came together to organise a mini-charity bazaar themed "We have the Kampung Spirit in us" to raise funds for the Malay Youth Literary Association, 4PM!

Click here to read about their charity project and learning experiences!


The Kampung Spirit - PCF Sparkletots Preschool @Yuhua Blk 233

Kampung Spirit 

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Yuhua Blk 233 organised a PCF Family Fun Fair & Charity Drive 2016 at Yuhua Community Club to raise funds for the Yuhua Family and President's Challenge!

Click here to read about the children's community efforts!


Parents' Day - Hampton Preschool Tanjong Pagar

Hampton Preschool 

The K1 children celebrated Parents' Day as part of their SSDB project to honour their parents and primary caregivers, and make them feel loved through simple acts of kindness!

Click here to read their heartwarming story!


World Water Project - Sunflower Preschool @Punggol Field Walk

World Water Project 

The aspiring graduands of Sunflower Preschool @Punggol Field Walk embarked on a project to learn about the vitality of water on Earth and the need to conserve this indispensable natural compound!

Click here to read about their efforts!


GREENWAVE PROJECT - PCF SPARKLETOTS @CASHEW BLK 183 CC

Greenwave project

As part of their SSDB project, the children from PCF Sparkletots @Cashew Blk 183 CC conducted the Greenwave Project which covers various aspects from caring for the environment to caring for the elderly!

Click here to read more!


THANKFUL FEET - PAT'S SCHOOLHOUSE (TANGLIN)

Thankful Feet 

More than 400 children from Pat's Schoolhouse preschools, together with their parents, grandparents and teachers, walked for charity at the Singapore Sports Hub! Funds raised were donated to the Children's Cancer Foundation, a President's Challenge beneficiary.

Click here to read more!


MASK IT UP! - PCF SPARKLETOTS @ MACPHERSON BLK 53, 54

Mask it up! 

As part of Start Small Dream Big 2016, PCF Sparkletots @ MacPherson Blk 53 & 54 organised the 'Mask it up!' event on 26 March. The K1 and K2 children handed out N95 masks to residents around their neighbourhood to fight the spread of contagious diseases!

Click here to read more!


PRE-SCHOOLS PITCH IN TO 'MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT'

Some 600 children and families from more than 30 kindergartens and child care centres across the island came together to convey water conservation messages at the Singapore World Water Day Community Carnival.

Find out more by clicking on the thumbnail below!

WWD2016 


A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SSDB PARTNERS

For 2016, we have many partners supporting the SSDB President's Challenge initiative. They provided resources, expert help and even venues for various events. Various events will also be organised for our pre-schools and parents. A big thank you to all our partners:

  1. ​Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
  2. ​Gardens by the Bay
  3. Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)
  4. ​KidsStop
  5. ​National Environment Agency (NEA)
  6. ​National Library Board (NLB)
  7. National Parks Board (NParks)
  8. National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)
  9. Public Utilities Board (PUB)
  10. Science Centre Singapore
  11. Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM)
  12. ​SPORT SG
  13. ​Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS)

SSDB 2016 BRIEFING FOR INTERESTED CENTRES

A SSDB briefing was conducted for interested centres on 21 - 22 January 2016 at the WDA Lifelong Learning Institute!

Find out more by clicking on the thumbnail below!

SSDB 2016 briefing 
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