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    08 FEB 2020

    Advisory to Parents: Keeping Our Children in Preschools Safe Against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


    The Ministry of Health has stepped up their risk assessment from DORSCON Yellow to DORSCON Orange with effect from 7 February 2020. To protect the health and wellbeing of children and staff in preschools, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has progressively implemented a series of precautionary measures in preschools over the past month.



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    05 FEB 2020

    POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM OVER 50 CHILDCARE OPERATORS FOR NEW TERM OF PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME


    As part of efforts to expand the provision of government-supported preschool places, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in November 2019 launched a new call for applications from childcare operators for the new term of the Partner Operator (POP) scheme.



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    04 FEB 2020

    Advisory to Parents: Precautionary Measures In Preschools – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-Ncov)


    In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and preschools have implemented precautionary measures to keep the preschool community – preschool staff, infants and children - healthy and safe.



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    03 FEB 2020

    Advisory to Parents - Additional Precautionary Measures for Preschools on Wuhan Coronavirus


    In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and preschools have implemented precautionary measures to keep the preschool community – preschool staff, infants and children - healthy and safe.



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    27 JAN 2020

    Advisory - New Precautionary Measure: Leave Of Absence for Preschool Staff and Children Returning From China


    Child Care Centres will re-open on 28 Jan 2020, while Kindergartens will re-open on 29 Jan 2020, as scheduled. The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will be stepping up precautionary measures for preschools to ensure the health and wellbeing of all children and staff in preschools, in view of the evolving Wuhan coronavirus situation in China.



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    24 JAN 2020

    Advisory to Parents: Novel Coronavirus in China


    In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has advised all preschools to exercise greater caution to ensure the health and wellbeing of children in preschools.



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    24 JAN 2020

    Advisory to Preschools: Travel Declaration in Response to Novel Coronavirus Situation


    As part of precautionary measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of children and staff in preschools, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) requests preschools to obtain travel declarations for all children and staff in your centre.



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    23 JAN 2020

    Advisory to Preschools: Further Update to Preschools on Measures in Response to Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Wuhan


    This is a further update to the earlier advisory sent to preschools on 22 January 2020 on precautionary measures to take in response to the Wuhan virus.



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    29 NOV 2019

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NEW TERM OF CHILDCARE PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME


    At the National Day Rally 2019, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government would continue to increase government-supported preschool places to improve families’ access to affordable and quality preschools. By around 2025, 80 per cent of preschoolers can have a place in a government-supported preschool, up from about 50 per cent today.



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    14 SEP 2019

    OVER 49,000 CHILDREN DEDICATED 1.4 MILLION HOURS TO COMMUNITY SERVICE ​YEARS


    Over 49,000 children from 820 preschools participated in the 5th edition of the President’s Challenge ‘Start Small Dream Big’ movement initiated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Collectively, they dedicated some 1.4 million hours to planning and implementing community service projects. Some 32,000 parents also joined their children for the good cause. The movement has allowed children and their families to meaningfully contribute their time and resources to give back to the comm...



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