Move towards more inclusive early education

Occupational therapist Tan Sey Ing with pupil Ashtin Roy Chong Selvan at My First Skool@Block 209A Punggol Place yesterday. The new workgroup will study ways to strengthen support for children with moderate to severe developmental needs in pre-school
Occupational therapist Tan Sey Ing with pupil Ashtin Roy Chong Selvan at My First Skool@Block 209A Punggol Place yesterday. The new workgroup will study ways to strengthen support for children with moderate to severe developmental needs in pre-schools, and extend good practices to more centres.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

More is being done to integrate children with learning needs into pre-schools, including setting up a Ministry of Social and Family Development workgroup. Made up of representatives from community groups, voluntary welfare organisations and the government, academic and private sectors, it will look at ways to better support those with developmental needs. Also, early intervention programmes will be transferred to the Early Childhood Development Agency from July.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2019, with the headline 'Move towards more inclusive early education'. Print Edition | Subscribe