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.

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WHY KIDSTART?

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.

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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.

S$150,000
Pledged funds
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Giving children a great start in life

KidSTART provides support for child development, strengthens holistic services for families, and monitors the developmental progress of children from birth onwards. ECF has been a partner and supporter of kidSTART since it launched in 2016, reaching out to more than 1,000 children.

ECF's support for KidSTART

• Providing resources for Playgroups

• Learning Resource Kits

• Learning Journey excursions

  • KidSTART Playgroup SessionsThrough KidSTART Groups, facilitators guide parents/caregivers during weekly playgroup sessions on how to engage their children of ages 1 to 3, to build child development skills and nurture their family bond. We have sponsored the resources of all playgroup sites since its inception.
  • 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.
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More about the programme

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