Kickstarting the holistic development of children
KidSTART helps children from low-income families be better prepared for school with essential educational materials and sponsored learning experiences.
Our programme partners
An early head start helps
The early years are crucial for the knowledge, experiences and development that help children succeed later in life.
Children from low-income families may face more challenges compared to their peers, and need additional support to promote their healthy growth and reach their development milestones.
WHO WE IMPACT
Providing support for vulnerable children
Over the years, ECF has pledged a total of S$150,000 to support children from KidSTART families.
The funds will assist the educational and experiential development of these vulnerable children to promote later success in their school and life.
Any unutilised funds to date will be transferred to the Growing together Fund to continue supporting these families.
Equipping children with development resources
Led by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), KidSTART enables vulnerable children to have a greater start in life.
The KidSTART initiative has sponsored
• Learning Resource Kits
• Learning Journey excursions
- KidSTART learning sitesSet up by the ECDA, these sites offer online resources for children to enhance their overall learning experience.
- Resource KitsWe have sponsored 900 kits with educational materials for KidSTART Supported Playgroups and Home Visitation Programme to encourage learning at home.
- Learning JourneysA great way to learn together–we also sponsor family trips to Singapore Science Centre’s KidSTOP, the S.E.A. Aquarium, and the Singapore Zoo.
- Joyful LearningConducted by volunteers equipped with storytelling techniques, Joyful Learning helps children embrace joy in learning through books.
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