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.
In line with the Phase 3 – Heightened Alert stance from 8 May to 30 May 2021 announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will enhance safe management measures (SMMs) in preschools and Early Intervention (EI) centres1 to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our young children and staff.
As part of the Government's continuing efforts to give every child a good start, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) announced new initiatives to enhance inclusion and support for children with developmental needs. These initiatives are guided by the Inclusive Preschool Workgroup's (IPWG) recommendations released today to enable children with developmental needs to learn, play, contribute and participate meaningfully, alongside their typically developing peers in preschools and the com...
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has launched the seventh edition of its President’s Challenge initiative, ‘Start Small Dream Big’, with more than 71,000 children from 1,050 preschools participating in the movement this year. This is the highest record to date, with more than half of all pre-schools in Singapore on board. This signals the early childhood sector’s continued and rising recognition of the importance of inculcating important values such as kindness, compassion and shari...
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has appointed a third term of ECDA Fellows, which includes 20 re-appointed ECDA Fellows and four newly appointed ECDA Fellows. These 24 pinnacle leaders will work closely with ECDA on quality improvement initiatives for the early childhood sector and contribute to the professional growth of the current and next generation of early childhood leaders.
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) is aware that the former director of Faith Educare childcare centres and two of her employees will be charged in court on 17 March 2021 for engaging in a conspiracy to cheat ECDA by making fraudulent claims under the Child Care Subsidies scheme between January and August 2016. Faith Educare is no longer in operation.
As part of the Government’s continuing efforts to give every child a good start, initiatives under four thrusts were announced at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Committee of Supply (COS) 2021.
Twenty-five (25) exemplary preschool educators and centres received the ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development at a virtual ceremony on 28 November 2020. The ECDA Awards highlight the professionalism of the early childhood sector, and the positive impact early childhood professionals have on young children’s development. The theme for this year’s award ceremony is “Unity in Purpose: Celebrating our Early Childhood Professionals”.
At the National Day Rally 2019, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government will ramp up efforts 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 in 2019.