Quality Assurance (QA) Consultancy
The Ministry of Education invites kindergartens to apply for Quality Assurance (QA) consultancy to assist them in working towards certification in SPARK (the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework).
The QA consultancy scheme supports kindergartens in making quality improvement so as to prepare for SPARK. Through this scheme, kindergartens can tap on Early Childhood Education (ECE) consultants to work towards meeting the standards outlined in SPARK.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has partnered the Association of Early Childhood Educators (AECES) Singapore to connect kindergartens with ECE consultants and to administer the scheme.
Benefits to Kindergartens
Kindergartens will be guided in enhancing the quality of their structures, processes and outcomes. They will receive advice in planning and executing quality improvements in preparation for SPARK assessment.
MOE’s QA consultants are experienced ECE practitioners and educators. They have been carefully selected and trained, so that they are well versed in the process of preparing kindergartens for SPARK assessment.
Consultation Charges and Eligibility
MOE will subsidise up to 80% of the consultancy charges. Eligible kindergartens will pay a flat fee of $250 upon application for the whole consultancy.