More help for pre-schoolers with mild development delays

Children with mild development delays will be getting more help in pre-schools.

The new Development Support Programme will help children with mild speech, language and learning delays, announced Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing on Friday.

There are currently about 20 learning support educators who are trained and deployed to the various pre-schools. They will meet the children on a weekly basis over three months to support them in areas where they need help, for example, language development or literacy.

Over 300 children from about 90 pre-schools were enrolled in the pilot programme last year. About 2,000 children from pre-schools will benefit from this programme each year.