ECDA PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME (POP)
The Partner Operator (POP) scheme supports child care operators to keep fees affordable, build capabilities to raise quality, and improve career prospects for Early Childhood ("EC") professionals. The scheme commenced in 2016. Operators will receive funding to:
Fee cap of S800for full-day child care, and $1,400 for infant care
Future fee increases to be keptAffordable
169 Centresto reduce fees from 2016
Up to 16,500 Childrento benefit between 2016 and 2020
Centre and teacher qualityall POP centres are required to attain Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework (SPARK) certification
Enhanced continuing professional development andCareer Progression Opportunities for centre leaders, teachers and educarers.