A Good Start for Every Child


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Parents

Parents

Parents play an important role in their child's development. We provide comprehensive information on both child care and kindergartens, as well as resources on the science and practice of Early Childhood Development.
 

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Operators

Operators

Operators provide early childhood facilities and programmes so that our children can receive good quality care and education in their early years. We provide information such as the regulatory requirements in setting up a centre, as well as resources such as curriculum guidelines.

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Early Childhood Educators

Educators

Early Childhood Professionals have a profound influence on children's early development that lasts throughout the course of their lives. We provide information and support for early childhood professionals to develop and mould our future generations.

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13
JUL
2022

MORE THAN $13 MILLION INVESTED IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) appointed 456 early childhood (EC) educators, including EC leaders, into its Professional Development Programme (PDP) at the annual appointment ceremony hosted today by Minister of State for Social and Family Development, and Home Affairs, Ms Sun Xueling. Since the launch of PDP in 2016, ECDA has invested over $13 million to support over 2,200 EC educators in enhancing their competencies and uplifting the professional quality of the sector. ​
25
APR
2022

OVER 75,000 PRESCHOOLERS TO CELEBRATE FAMILIES AND GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY THROUGH ‘START SMALL DREAM BIG’ MOVEMENT

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) launched today the eighth edition of its President’s Challenge initiative, ‘Start Small Dream Big (SSDB)’. This year, over 75,000 children from close to 1,100 preschools will participate in meaningful projects that seek to benefit their community. This marks a significant growth from SSDB’s humble beginnings in 2015, when it attracted the participation of just 150 preschools and 8,000 children.
10
MAR
2022

RAISING QUALITY OF PRESCHOOLS AND MORE SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES TO BE EXPANDED NATIONWIDE

At the 2022 Committee of Supply (COS), the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced new initiatives to (i) raise the quality of early childhood professionals and programmes, and (ii) enhance support for children from low-income families. These initiatives build on continuing efforts to give every child a good start in life and to uplift the early childhood profession. More details are at Annex A​​​.

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