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Singapore Bucks the International Recession with Huge Funding Boost to ECE

A HUGE FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SINGAPORE'S EARLY CHILDHOOD SECTOR.  READ HOW IT IS GOING TO BE SPENT ON TEACHING AWARDS AND  ...

Singapore.  April, 2012 - The pre-school sector is getting a S$10-million boost as Singapore's Government seeks to attract new pre-school teachers and raise the level of professional development among current teachers.

The amount, to be spent over the next two years, will go to about 600 scholarships and teaching awards, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said.

As Singapore expands the number of childcare centres, in line with the 2008 five-year masterplan for 200 new centres, Singapore has to prepare to increase the number of trained teachers, said Mr Chan.

"This is so that new centres that are built will have the quality that we want them to have, while maintaining the affordability that we also desire," he said.

Efforts over the past two years have borne fruit, with 3,500 new teachers joining the sector last year, increasing total manpower by 25 per cent. Attrition dropped from 15 per cent to 13 per cent, even as the labour market tightened.

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