Start Small Dream Big 2015


Start Small Dream Big

"Sta​rt Small Dream Big" is an initiative by ECDA that brings the early childhood sector together to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday and President's Challenge's 15th anniversary.

Children are never too young to contribute to the community. The initiative, launched on 1 April 2015, has created opportunities for preschools to involve their students in various community service projects. It culminated on 26 September 2015 at our Early Childhood Conference and Carnival.

We are heartened to see many community projects taking off and actualised into very meaningful acts for the community. Through these projects, our children have learn responsibility, empathy and compassion for others. Many parents are also involved in this endeavour.

We want to thank everyone for the passion and effort. Our wish for the nation is that every child will continue to do a good deed everyday.

"No one can do everything but everyone can do something."

Start Small Dream Big Videos

The SSDB Finale took place with a bang on 26 September at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre! Watch our videos below!

Start Small Dream Big Finale Performance


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SSDB 2015 Overview video​​

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Start Small Dream Big - A Gift from our Children to the Nation​​​


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  • Project Launch (01 Apr 2015)

    The launch brought 1,000 participating children together to do dot drawings to symbolise their commitment to make their mark in their communities. Fun games and other activities were conducted!

    Click here to view photographs of the launch event!

  • Engagement Sessions (Apr-Aug)

    ECDA ​worked with participating centres to design and implement existing or new community projects. Info and idea kits were given to centres.

    Tea session and centre visits were organised by ECDA to meet and encourage children and teachers.

    As part of SSDB, Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, accompanied the children from My First Skool at 54 Chin Swee Road and elderly residents from Silver ACE at Redhill on an intergenerational learning experience to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

    Click here to read more about their SSDB experience!

  • Exhibition & Presentations (25-26 Sep)

    The project culminated with an art/ photo exhibition (in conjunction with the Early Childhood Conference & Carnival 2015) of children's "dot" drawings and presentations by centres and children. Selected artworks by the children can be auctioned off to raise funds.

    To view event photographs, click here!


ECDA conducted a briefing to pre-schools about the "Start Small Dream Big" project. To find out more about "Start Small Dream Big" and "Kindness Day SG 2015 @Pre-Schools", click on the thumbnails below to download the slides!​

Start Small Dream Big Briefing Slides to Participating Pre-Schools

Start Small Dream Big Briefing Slides

Kindness Day SG 2015 @ Pre-Schools

Kindness Day SG 2015

It's never too young for our children to make a difference in our communities.
Join us today. Start Small, Dream Big.​​​​​​​​​​​​​