NAME AND CONSTITUENCY OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Sembawang GRC

QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) (a) how many certified early childhood educators are there in Singapore; (b) how many are currently undergoing training; and (c) on average, how many are trained each year.

RESPONSE

1. There are about 16,000 certified early childhood educators as at end-2016. About 3,000 students are currently undergoing training. On average, about 1,800 students graduate from early childhood courses every year.

Source: Ministry of Education, Singapore.