To meet the demand of quality child care and excellence, the government has come up with a new framework to help childcare professionals upgrade and develop themselves.
Taking the lead from the clarion call to improve the level of childcare in Singapore, the government has introduced a new framework to help childcare teachers strengthen their professional learning and development. This is set to take effect from next year and could involve over 1,000 centres islandwide.
According to Acting Minister of the Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Chan Chun Sing, “It is important for the childcare sector to have clear quality benchmarks to help parents make informed choices, so that they will not end up chasing services that may be ill-suited for their children’s development, and this framework provides that.”
The framework was developed by MCYS with the consult of early childhood professional experts. The key area that is foregrounded is the development and constant upgrade of skills in child development, families and communities as well as administration.
Such development will help these early childhood professionals have a more holistic understanding of their profession and be better equipped at handling the challenges that might come their way.