FIRST BATCH OF 138 PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS TO COMMENCE 3-YEAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Under the Early Childhood Development Agency’s Professional Development Programme (PDP), pre-school teachers with the potential to take on larger job roles can receive milestone1 cash awards of up to $12,000. First announced by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in September 2015, the PDP supports the career aspirations of pre-school educators with professional development opportunities and a structured career progression pathway. ECDA has set aside $1.7 million for the cash awards for this batch of PDP par...
1,000 LOW-INCOME AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN TO BENEFIT FROM PILOT SCHEME THAT COORDINATES, STRENGTHENS AND MONITORS SUPPORT
1. The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will pilot a new system of support for low income and vulnerable children, to enable them to have a good start in life. The new initiative, called KidSTART, will coordinate and strengthen support across agencies, extend new forms of support, and monitor the progress of these children from birth to six years old.
ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR ASPIRING EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERS THROUGH SKILLSFUTURE STUDY AWARDS
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has introduced the SkillsFuture Study Award for Early Childhood (EC) sector to develop and deepen the skills of EC educators to assume leadership responsibilities. This complements the suite of programmes already available to support EC educators at various stages of their career. EC educators who have been nominated by their employers and successfully accepted into the new Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL) programme can apply f...
SITUATION UPDATE AND ADVISORY TO CENTRES ON ZIKA VIRUS
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) has confirmed on 28 August 2016 that there are 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika Virus infection in Singapore.
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.
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.