Our Ecosystem of Support

While KidSTART’s work is centered on children and their needs, we work with
community agencies to address basic family needs and wellbeing. KidSTART
partners key stakeholders across the early childhood, health and social service
sectors to support the entire family.

Our ecosystem of partners plays a key role in supporting the
holistic development of our KidSTART children and their families.

Such partnerships have allowed us to deliver services to families more effectively, by tapping on each other’s strengths and experiences; and to support even more children and families.

Multi-Disciplinary Training (MDT) Programme

To effectively meet the diverse needs of our KidSTART families, it is critical that our practitioners are well-trained and equipped with broad-based knowledge and skills across healthcare, child development and social work to support a child’s development.

Launched by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and Temasek Foundation (TF), in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), the Multi-Disciplinary Programme for Enhancing Child Development comprises of (i) a Foundational Training programme and (ii) an In-Service Training programme to enhance the capabilities of KidSTART practitioners.

The Foundational Training conducted by NYP in collaboration with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National Institute of Early Childhood Development, provides practitioners with limited or no prior work experience, with multi-domain knowledge and skills and an understanding of the challenges faced by low-income families.

MDT Programme Partner

MDT Training Partner

Our Programme Partners

KidSTART works with early childhood consultants, health and social service professionals to ensure holistic support for KidSTART families and practitioners.

Working with partners across different disciplines helps to enhance capabilities and unifies agencies as we all work towards the common goal of uplifting a KidSTART child in the context of his or her family.

Programme Partners:

Supporting Agencies

Bukit Merah/Kreta Ayer

Kreta Ayer Family Services located at SSO@KA

THK FSC @ Tanjong Pagar

@27 FSC

South Central Community FSC

Geylang Serai/Bedok

Marine Parade FSC

THK FSC @ Macpherson

Taman Jurong/Boon Lay

Lakeside FSC

Whispering Hearts FSC

THK FSX @ Jurong

Fei Yue Family Services @ Taman Jurong

Social Service Agencies supporting KidSTART