Twenty-three Early Childhood (EC) and Early Intervention (EI) professionals as well as centres were honoured at the 9th ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development, held virtually on 27 November 2021. Since 2013, this annual ceremony has been celebrating the accomplishments of EC educators and centres that have excelled in teaching and learning, and innovative practices. The list of winners is found in Annex A.
Following the recommendations of the Inclusive Preschool Workgroup (IPWG) in April 2021, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will pilot a new Inclusive Support Programme (InSP) in seven preschools, starting with the first preschool from October 2021. The InSP pilot seeks to strengthen inclusion and support for children with developmental needs within preschools, and is part of ECDA’s continued efforts to provide a good start for every child. A summary of recommendations by the IPWG can...
Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Masagos Zulkifli announced new initiatives to support early childhood (EC) educators, preschool operators and children at the Early Childhood Conference today. These initiatives build on the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)’s continuing efforts to improve the quality of preschools, strengthen the professional development of EC educators and enhance the provision of support and resources to give every child a good start.
The past two years have been a long campaign against COVID-19. We deeply thank everyone for journeying together with us to keep our children and staff in preschools safe while managing the disruption to families. As knowledge of COVID-19 grows and the virus evolves, Singapore’s response to COVID-19 is changing to deal with a virus that is now highly infectious but mild for most people. Data shows that most vaccinated persons who catch the virus have only mild or no symptoms. Children aged 12 and...
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced safe management measures (SMMs) from 27 September 2021 through 24 October 2021 to slow down community transmissions and allow time for Singapore’s overall healthcare and response capacity to be appropriately augmented. MTF will review the measures two weeks after implementation and adjust these based on the community situation then. Please refer to the press release for more details: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/stabilising-our-c...
Since the start of our fight against COVID-19, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has put in place several measures to keep our preschool community safe. As the COVID-19 situation remains dynamic and we transit towards a COVID-19 resilient nation, we will continue to review and refine our measures in preschools to safeguard our preschool children, who cannot be vaccinated yet.
In line with the Government’s continued efforts to improve the Early Childhood sector, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) announced new initiatives today to enhance the well-being of early childhood educators.
In response to the growing COVID-19 clusters emerging around (i) multiple nightlife establishments, (ii) the Jurong Fishery Port (JFP), and (iii) several wet markets and hawker food centres, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced further tightening of community safe management measures to arrest the ongoing community spread.
With the increased incidence of household transmission observed with the new COVID-19 strains, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce recently announced added precautions to support the early ringfencing of infected cases in the community.
In line with the shift to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will further tighten safe management measures (SMMs) in preschools and Early Intervention (EI) centres1 from Sunday, 16 May to Sunday, 13 June 2021. This is to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our young children and staff.