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    28 MAY 2020

    Vast Majority of Preschool Staff Tested Negative in Proactive Swabs; 12 Positive Cases Mostly from Past Infections


    Ahead of the phased reopening of preschools from 2 June 2020, all preschools and Early Intervention staff are undergoing a one-time swab test. These tests are part of a broader suite of precautionary measures that have been progressively stepped up in preschools since January 2020. The tests commenced on 15 May 2020 and are scheduled to complete by end-May 2020.



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    25 MAY 2020

    About 15,300 Preschool Staff Tested Negative So Far from Proactive Testing


    Ahead of the reopening of preschools on 2 June 2020, all preschools and Early Intervention staff are undergoing a one-time swab test. The tests commenced on 15 May 2020 and are scheduled to complete by end-May 2020. We are now midway through the mass testing exercise.



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    21 MAY 2020

    3 Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Detected from Proactive Testing


    As part of stepped-up monitoring in conjunction with the reopening of preschools on 2 June 2020, all preschools and Early Intervention staff are undergoing a one-time swab test. The tests commenced on 15 May 2020 and are scheduled to complete by end-May 2020.



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    19 MAY 2020

    Phased Reopening of Preschools and Early Intervention Centres from 2 June 2020


    On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce outlined plans to exit the Circuit Breaker measures on 1 June 2020.



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    30 APR 2020

    Advisory to Parents - Fee Offset for Extended Circuit Breaker Period (5 May – 1 June) for Those at Childcare Centres


    Earlier in April, we began a month-long Circuit Breaker. As part of the Circuit Breaker, preschools had to suspend general services. ECDA then called for preschools to provide parents with offsets for 50% of their nett fees, for Singaporean children not attending preschool during this period, with parents bearing the remaining 50% of fees. We had earlier written to you to explain why we did so.



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    21 APR 2020

    Childcare And Student Care Centres To Suspend General Services Until 1 June 2020; Kindergarten School Holidays To Begin 5 May 2020


    On 21 April 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced an extension of circuit breaker measures to 1 June 2020. In tandem, the suspension of general services by preschools, student care centres, special student care centres, and early intervention (EI) centres will also be extended to 1 June 2020.



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    19 APR 2020

    Temporary Closure of Little Treasures Childcare at 848 Woodlands Street 82


    A 5-year old child at Little Treasures Childcare (Woodlands) Pte. Limited (“the Centre”) has tested positive for COVID-19. The child was last in the Centre 12 days ago on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. The child’s family member tested positive for COVID-19 on 13 April 2020 and the child was then placed on quarantine.



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    18 APR 2020

    Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Learning Vision @ Work Located at 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road


    On 15 April 2020, a teaching staff at Learning Vision @ Work at 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #07-01 Singapore 119082 tested positive for COVID-19. She was last in the Centre on Wednesday, 9 April 2020. As a precautionary measure, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) had directed that the Centre be temporarily closed from 16 April 2020 to 23 April 2020. This covers the 14-day incubation period as the staff was last in the Centre on 9 April 2020.



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    16 APR 2020

    Temporary Closure of Learning Vision @ Work Located at 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #07-01 Singapore 119082


    A teaching staff at Learning Vision @ Work at 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #07-01 Singapore 119082 (“the Centre”) has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff was last in the Centre on Thursday, 9 April 2020.



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    15 APR 2020

    Letter to all parents: Explaining ECDA's fee offset position


    Last week, we began a month-long Circuit Breaker. As part of the Circuit Breaker, preschools had to suspend general services. After DPM Heng’s announcement of the Solidarity Budget on Monday 6 April 2020, MSF, MOE and ECDA then called for preschools to provide parents with offsets for 50% of their nett fees, for Singaporean children who are not able to attend preschool during this period, with parents bearing the remaining 50% of fees. This is not the typical stance we take, and I would like to ...



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