Need for more teacher training and less stigma as demand for inclusive pre-schools grows

Ilham Child Care shared that a diverse class benefits children without special needs, such as nurturing their socio-emotional skills.
Ilham Child Care shared that a diverse class benefits children without special needs, such as nurturing their socio-emotional skills.PHOTO: ILHAM CHILD CARE

SINGAPORE - While there is a push for more inclusive education in pre-schools here due to demand and an overall emphasis placed on inclusion by the Government, there are several challenges hindering this effort, said early childhood experts.

These include the need to adequately train teachers so they are able to effectively cater to children with special needs, as well as addressing the misgivings of parents who are wary of children with special needs learning alongside their typically developing children.

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