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MSF Budget 2016

MSF Budget 2016

Check out our latest announcements from the Committee of Supply 2016 debate! Click here >>

CDA First Step Grant

CDA First Step Grant

Babies born from 24 March 2016 can now receive the $3,000 CDA First Step grant. Wait till 1 July 2016 to save in the CDA to enjoy the $3,000 CDA First Step automatically. Find out more!

MSF Conversations Blog

MSF Conversations Blog

Read our thoughts on social and family issues! Check out our 'MSF Conversations' blog here >>

SSIB 2015

Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2015

The report includes key indicators such as population, standards of living, social assistance and support, marriage, and others. Read more>>

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17 May 2016

3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on "Governance in a Diverse Society"

The 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum saw some 100 senior officials from Singapore and China exchanging views on common challenges in changing social landscapes. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Secretary Meng Jianzhu, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission delivered keynote addresses and opened the forum.

17 May 2016

Main Theme Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on "Governance in a Diverse Society"

At the third installation of the Singapore-China Social Governance Forum held at the Shangri-la Hotel, 17 May 2016.

09 May 2016

Child Development Co-Savings Act Bill amended to support active fatherhood and enhance child outcomes

The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.

09 May 2016

Opening and closing speeches by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the second reading of the Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.

04 May 2016

First batch of 138 pre-school teachers to commence 3-year professional development programme

First announced by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in September 2015, ECDA's Professional Development Programme supports the career aspirations of pre-school educators with professional development opportunities and a structured career progression pathway.

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Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy


The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme


Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme


This Scheme enables parents to take paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

Baby Bonus Scheme


Get cash gifts; and open special savings accounts to benefit from CDA First Step grant and dollar-for-dollar matching for your baby. Baby Bonus helps parents lighten the financial costs of raising children. 

Medical Fee Exemption Card


This card provides free medical and hospitalisation treatment at government/restructured hospitals and polyclinics for needy residents of sheltered and disability homes.

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