The Integrated Child Care Programme (ICCP) provides a natural environment for children requiring a low level of EI support to learn, play and socialise alongside their mainstream peers, preparing them for future entry into mainstream education.No intervention services will be provided in this programme, although the mainstream curriculum could be modified to accommodate the child with special needs. The progress of each child will be monitored, with regular parent-teacher feedback sessions.
How to Apply?
IYAD’s ICCP students are referred cases from SG ENABLE. We do not accept walk-in applications for our ICCP.
To apply for ICCP with SG ENABLE, please have a doctor at any polyclinic refer your child for assessment at the Department of Child Development (DCD) at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) or Child Development Unit (CDU) at the National University Hospital (NUH).The hospital will recommend ICCP if your child is assessed to be suitable. Alternatively, you may approach a private paediatrician for assessment and recommendation for ICCP. Once your child has been assessed suitable, the hospital or private paediatrician will submit the application to SG Enable upon your consent.
Who Can Apply?
ICCP at Iyad Perdaus
ICCP provides half-day or flexi-care programmes, depending on and determined by the individual centres. The aim of ICCP in Iyad is to maximize the potential of children with special needs to benefit in a mainstream setting while other children learn to understand the value of compassion and accept differences in a natural and safe environment as they interact with each other.
Your child will be placed in a class that is appropriate to his age and functional level, as assessed by the centre. He will join in all or most of the class activities. Integration and socialisation activities are usually held in the mornings.
The Learning and Development Support Unit (LDSU) in Iyad Perdaus was set up to oversee the operations of the DS-LS program. The objective of this program is to help improve children’s mild developmental conditions through early intervention. This will ensure a smoother transition to mainstream primary schooling for the child.
LDSU at Iyad Perdaus
In 2017, Iyad Perdaus was appointed by the Ministry of Social & Family Services (MSF) to run the Development & Learning Support program (DS-LS); an initiative by MSF to provide early intervention and learning support for children with mild developmental needs in mainstream kindergarten.
Operating from Iyad centres, LDSU unit comprises Early Interventionists & Learning Support Educators – who are trained professionals in the field of early childhood education. They specialise in providing appropriate development and learning support to children in one-to-one or small group settings within the preschool. They continue to provide classroom support for these children after the completion of the intervention packages through in-class support systems.
There are two types of learning packages offered in the DS-LS program:
- Learning Support Packages:
Literacy Skills, Language Development, Social Skills, Handwriting Skills
- Development Support Packages:
Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Therapy, Psychological Services
Programme fees are based on a National Means Testing System, and is subsidised by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) as well as the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). The fees are determined by the type of intervention recommended for the child – with higher levels of support provided to lower income families.