About the Early Childhood Industry Digital Plan

Aligned to the Early Childhood Industry Transformation Map (ITM), the Early Childhood Industry Digital Plan (EC IDP) is part of the SMEs Go Digital programme that aims to make simplify  digital adoption for SMEs.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and industry partners, has jointly developed the EC IDP to guide preschool operators in their digital transformation effort and be a part of a fully digital SG. It provides SMEs with a step-by-step guide on how to grow their digital capabilities at each stage of their growth. The IDP will continue to be updated over time as the industry progresses and newer, more relevant technologies are introduced.

SMEs Go Digital programme details infographic to encourage SMEs to adopt digital solutions and use digital technologies in their business

Video thumbnail: A woman shares how she has benefitted from digital solutions as part of the Early Childhood Industry Digital Plan

Find out how digital technology benefits the Early Childhood sector

Who is it for

The Early Childhood IDP is developed for preschool operators. It supports non-SMEs as well, including preschools, registered charities, institutions of public character (IPCs), and other social service agencies (SSA) operators.


The IDP provides a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions SMEs can adopt to grow digital capabilities at each stage of their growth. For a start, you can use the IDP to find out if your business is digital-ready.

Digital Roadmap

You can refer to the Digital Roadmap of the IDP, as a guide to assess your SMEs’ digital readiness and identify opportunities for going digital and training to raise employees’ digital skills.


Early Childhood IDP (4.27MB)
Early Childhood IDP Factsheet (543.23KB)
Understand Your Digital Readiness

Digital and Business Consultancy

  • Digital Consultants

Use the Chief Technology Officer-as-a-Service to request for digital consultancy and project management services. Check your digital readiness and receive recommendations on digital solutions that best meet your business needs.

  • Business Advisors

Book an appointment with the SME Centre if you require business advice.

Pre-approved Solutions with Grant Support

The Early Childhood IDP outlines the digital solutions that SMEs can adopt to go digital at each stage of their growth to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and drive business growth.

Eligible SMEs can receive funding support from the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) or other relevant grants on the Business Grants Portal to implement digital solutions in the Early Childhood IDP.


Send us your feedback on the IDPs, in this form (270.75KB) (best viewed in Microsoft Word) to info@imda.gov.sg.


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