- Budget Statement 2023:
Scaling up of KidSTART programme nationwide: to support 80% of eligible children in lower-income families, starting from the children born 2023.
1.128. We have made some progress through initiatives like KidSTART, which provides upstream support for pregnant mothers and young children in lower-income families.
1.a.KidSTART’s preliminary outcomes are encouraging. There are some early indications that KidSTART children had better preschool attendance than their peers of similar socio-economic backgrounds. Parents and caregivers on the programme also said that they were better supported in their parenting journey.
2.b.So to support more lower-income families with their children’s early development, we will scale up KidSTART nationwide. And we expect to support 80% of eligible children in lower-income families, starting from the children born this year.
Extracted from: https://www.mof.gov.sg/singaporebudget/budget-2023/budget-statement/e-strengthening-our-social-compact