The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has developed a resource kit for parents whose children in mainstream pre-schools have been diagnosed with developmental needs. The resource was developed in collaboration with the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).
The kit will enable parents to play a more active role and to better engage pre-school teachers and other professionals in their children’s development. It will provide parents useful tips in understanding, monitoring and addressing their children’s learning needs, as well as listings of training and care agencies where parents can seek further professional advice and assistance.
The development of the resource kit supports the Enabling Masterplan’s recommendation to expand early detection touch points. It also complements a similar resource kit developed by the National Council for Social Services for children in the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children and Special Education Schools.
Parents can obtain a copy of the “Care & Development” resource kit from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and National University Hospital. All child care centres and kindergartens will also receive copies of the resource kit.