In support of the government’s efforts in making quality preschool education accessible to families, two of the Early Childhood brands within the Kinderland group have responded to the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)’s call in November 2019 for the new C-POP term. The new term for the C-POP scheme will commence in January 2021.
All six NurtureStars preschools, jointly managed by Kinderland and SAFRA, were appointed as C-POP centres to cater accessibility to quality education for the children of the NS men. Conjointly, some selected Kinderland preschools located within heartland areas and workplaces, were among 324 preschools appointed by ECDA for the new term.
First started in 2016, the POP scheme provides support to childcare operators to keep school fees affordable for young families, build capabilities to raise quality of childcare and infant care services, and improve career prospects for Early Childhood (EC) professionals. The appointed centres were selected through an open and competitive process, based on the strength of their proposals and demonstration of a good track record in delivering quality preschool services.
Both Kinderland and NurtureStars provide quality infant care services.
Mr Seet Lee Kiang, General Manager, Kinderland group shared, “We are honoured to be offered the C-POP appointment as it is a testament to the Kinderland and NurtureStars brands. For the past 40 years, Kinderland and its consortiums have always been trusted homegrown providers of quality preschool education and infant care services. With the additional support from ECDA, we are confident to excel in our educational services for our families.”
Kinderland’s unique music-infused curriculum develops every child’s creativity and language acquisition, whereas NurtureStars’ unique Active Learning Curriculum promotes mental and physical development through hands-on participation and multi-sensory, result-oriented learning experiences.