15 April 2020 – Partial fee rebate offered to parents of preschoolers

Type of Intervention: Guidance, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Early Childhood Development Agency (Social & Family Affairs)
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ms Jamie Ang, CEO, Early Childhood Development Agency,

Overview: Partial rebate on preschool fees for Apr 20, intention is for both parents and preschool operators to share in the burden of sustaining both operations and family budgets constrained during this period.
Full details here: https://www.ecda.gov.sg/PressReleases/Pages/Letter%20to%20all%20parents%20Explaining%20ECDA%20fee%20offset%20position.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, community feedback
Evidence/Justification: Ref to internal govt decision making process – “After DPM Heng’s announcement of the Solidarity Budget on Monday 6 April 2020, MSF, MOE and ECDA then called for preschools to provide parents with offsets for 50% of their nett fees” 2. Indirect reference to the various comments that parents on initial lack of rebate, through social media and traditional media forums.