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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.

29
Apr
2016

20,000 pre-schoolers do their part to serve community


This year, the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) “Start Small Dream Big” initiative will involve some 20,000 children from over 300 preschool centres taking part in community service projects over a period of six months. This is double the number of 150 preschools which participated in the inaugural run of the initiative last year.

12
Apr
2016

12
Apr
2016

12
Apr
2016

Higher ComCare long-term assistance for those in need


From 1 July 2016, MSF will enhance the assistance package to households on ComCare Long Term Assistance by raising the cash assistance rates. A one- person household will now receive $500 per month, an increase of $50 from the previous rate of $450 per month. Larger households will also receive more cash assistance.

12
Apr
2016

12
Apr
2016

Intensive support programme to keep vulnerable children together with their families


As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen family-based care and community support for vulnerable children, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) pilot programme in the community by December 2016. For a start, the pilot will reach out to 400 eligible families and vulnerable children over three years.

12
Apr
2016

1,000 low-income and vulnerable children to benefit from pilot scheme that coordinates, strengthens and monitors support


The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will pilot a new system of support for low income and vulnerable children, to enable them to have a good start in life. The new initiative, called KidSTART, will coordinate and strengthen support across agencies, extend new forms of support, and monitor the progress of these children from birth to six years old.

04
Apr
2016

Maternity leave for single mothers


Minister answers question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on increasing maternity leave for single mothers. 

 

 


04
Apr
2016

Detention under Women's Charter


Minister answers question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, about the detention of women and girls under section 160 of the Women's Charter.

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