Early Intervention Preschools For Children With Special Needs In Singapore

Ally Villar
·9-min read

Every child deserves the best possible education available for them; this includes children with developmental delays or learning challenges.

If you’ve been looking for support to help your child improve their academic and social skills, you will be happy to know that various early intervention preschools will welcome your child with open arms and guide them to reach their full potential. You can trust these schools to have your children in good hands and well cared for with experienced teachers, therapists and specialists. 

Early Intervention Programme For Autism And Developmental Delays

  • ABC Center Singapore

Image Source: Facebook / Applied Behavior Consultants – ABC Center Singapore

The Applied Behavior Consultants of ABC Center Singapore has helped thousands of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 30 years. Through their Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) method, children with autism get to go through programmes that could help them prepare for school readiness and for teens to develop their independent living skills and social skills. You can ensure that your child will be given appropriate focus as programmes will be designed individually to fit each individual’s needs. 

They also include an Early Preps Preschool for early intervention where kids ages 3 – 6 years old get to learn in small groups while still having individualised education plans. The programme aims to better prepare your kid for primary mainstream or special needs school in the future. 

Contact: +65 9423 6248 or email at admin@abccentersingapore.com.

Location: 318 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Office Campus, #01-59, Singapore 247979

  • All Hands Together

early intervention programme for autism
early intervention programme for autism

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For early intervention programmes to help your child with special needs, All Hands Together has lesson plans developed in line with the Ministry of Education’s NEL framework but personalised to fit diverse learning styles and needs of their students. The centre provides multi-sensorial learning experiences through other different programmes to suit the specific needs of children. They also offer a personalised learning programme where you could either have a tutor come to your home or choose to teach your own child through their guidance. 

Contact: +65 9025 2729 or email at support@allhandstogether.com

Location: 5 Stadium Walk, #04-09 Leisure Park Kallang, Singapore 397693

  • Bridge Learning

early intervention programme for autism
early intervention programme for autism

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Children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities can find the specialised early intervention to improve school readiness. Bridge Learning is the first and leading one-step centre with a range of comprehensive services for children ages 7 months to 12 years old. Their Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment (DDA™) consists of a series of stress-free and enjoyable activities and games while assessing the child’s learning skills including reading age, comprehension age, auditory and visual memory, fine and gross motor skills, attention span and more. After completing the DDA™, they will provide an Individualised Developmental and Progress Profiling (IDPP) based on your child’s performance to help them through their curriculum of core and elective programmes. 

Parents may also access their Bridge Early Intervention E-Portal (BEE) where they can view ready-made intervention plans customised to their child’s needs and keep track of their kid’s progress within the programme. 

Contact: +65 9021 5988

Location: No 20, Jurong West Street 93 Jurong West Sports Centre, #04-05 Singapore 648965

  • The Growing Academy

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By incorporating the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), The Growing Academy helps their students improve their quality of living by bridging the gap between mainstream and special needs learning. This way, children can better prepare themselves to integrate back to mainstream schools with their peers. They offer preschool programmes with which their Nursery class enables your child to express themselves through various activities and develop their communication skills by interacting with their teachers and peers. For their Kindergarten programme, your child will be able to learn self and social development and improve their academic skills with the help of teachers and therapists. 

Younger kids ages 12 to 23 months may also join their Play Group programme to participate in activities that help them develop their motor skills, sensory explorations and social skills. 

Contact: +65 9424 1961 or email at info@thegrowingacademy.sg

Location: 206 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave, Singapore 829680

  • Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre actually offers help children and their families as their services focus on providing the best support for parents by partnering with them in the therapy process. Their play-based intervention programme Ready Let’s Go helps children improve their skills to succeed in pre-school through activities predominantly in groups while also individual therapy support for each child. The activities include the development of the child’s language, social skills, fine motor skills, listening skills, sensory exploration, imaginary play skills, and music and movement skills.

Contact: +65 6468 8991 / +65 6468 8039 or email at info@kaleidoscope.com.sg

Location: #07-05/06, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, 287994

  • KidsFirst

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Children with special needs may find an optimal learning environment at KidsFirst. This early intervention centre helps kids ages 2 to 12 years old with various challenges such as Autism, Language Delays, Global Development Delay, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and Down Syndrome. You can trust their team of highly experienced therapists and specialists as they assess their students to create an individualised education program for each of them. They also offer clinic-based Pediatric Therapy programmes that are available for children ages 0 to 17 years old to help them reach social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical developmental milestones through 1 hour individualised therapy sessions and group-based intervention. 

Contact: +65 9166 5597 or email at admin@kidsfirst.co

Location: 19 Tanglin Road, 5th Floor Tanglin Shopping Center, Units 08-11, 33-37 Singapore 247909

  • KidzRock International Preschool

As one of the first full-fledged Special Education Preschools in Singapore, KidzRock International Preschool has various school programmes that provide equal learning opportunities for children with special needs. The school’s mission is to equip its students with school readiness skills to prepare them for special needs or mainstream school. Their Special Education Programme focuses on the five major domains: cognition, communication, social adaptation, fine motor, and gross motor. Kids ages 2 to 6 years old get to have individualised support they may need with the school’s low 1 teacher to 3 children ratio.

Contact: +65 985 45699 or email at info@kidzrockintl.com

Location: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, #04-11, Singapore 287994

  • Kindle Garden

early intervention programme for autism
early intervention programme for autism

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At Kindle Garden, your child is sure to be welcomed with the school’s approach towards inclusion and their five main pillars of personalisation, accessibility, diversity, partnership and relationship. Learning here is personalised for each student to fit their needs best to improve their abilities and character. They offer a Toddlers Program for kids ages 18 to 36 months and a Kindergartens Program for children around the age range of 4 to 6 years old. Each programme made to be all-inclusive and show development in each child’s academic and social abilities. 

Contact: +65 6511 7660 or email at enquiry@kindlegarden.com.sg

Location: 20 Lengkok Bahru #02-05 Singapore 159053

  • Nurture Pods

Nurture Pods focuses on providing children with special needs a learning environment complete with holistic, comprehensive and effective intervention programmes and equipping them to reach their fullest potential as a student. They believe that every child has the right to education, and that is why they offer individualised intervention programmes that can cater to kids, whether at home or school. They also have workshops to raise awareness on development disorder among teachers and parents and online courses and eBooks for online early intervention programmes. 

Contact: +65 6352 5938

Location: 8 Sinaran Drive, #05-14/15, Singapore 307470

  • Rainbow Centre

Image Source: Rainbow Centre website

To help your child go beyond their disabilities, Rainbow Centre offers an Early Intervention Programme (EIP) that involves the entire family through the process. With a positive relationship between the school team and the family, children with special needs maximise their potential and learning opportunities. There four sub-programmes that the children are placed into that after being assessed would be found to fit them best: EIP@Home, Intervention, Preschool (Integrated) and Preschool (Autism). The Rainbow Centre Early Intervention Programme is open for kids ages 6 years old and below who are diagnosed with “mild to severe developmental, intellectual, sensory or physical disabilities, or a combination of disabilities.”

Contact:  eip@rainbowcentre.org.sg

Location: Margaret Drive Campus, 501 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149306 / Yishun Park Campus, 15 Yishun Street 61, Singapore 768548

  • Think Kids

For children ages 18 months all the way to early adulthood, Think Kids offers ABA programmes that are individually tailored to each child and their specific needs. All their programmes aim to teach kids essential life skills so that they can live independently in the future and are primarily designs as one-on-one sessions in the child’s home by their team of therapists and parents and caregivers who will also receive training and support. With only the use of proven, evidence-based strategies & techniques, you can count n their ABA programmes that will also be monitored by a child psychologist to assess your child accurately. 

Contact: +65 6735 4438 or email at info@think-kids.com

Location: 123 Penang Road #03-13 Regency House, Singapore 238465

  • Wee Care

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Let your child learn in a safe and secure environment as Wee Care offers programmes for children to get the best possible support. They offer both individual and group therapy sessions for early intervention. These sessions benefit children who have difficulty handling fast-paced and demanding aspects in society by helping them overcome these through the help of their Intervention team of dedicated therapists. By joining their Kidz Club, your child may also get to build friendships with their peers and develop their social skills through fun activities.

Contact: +65 6836 1450 / +65 6908 4626 or email at winstedt@weecare.com.sg / oxley@weecare.com.sg

Location: 10 Winstedt Road,#01-18 (Block D) Singapore 227977 / 71 Oxley Rise #02-02 to #02-08 Singapore 238698


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