Programmes & Services
Established in May 2007 and June 2010 respectively, the Metta PreSchool @Simei and Punggol are a non-profit institutions specialising in early intervention programmes for children aged three to six from various races and religions who are diagnosed with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or intellectual disabilities.
Our pupils are usually referred from hospitals, paediatricians and the Centre for Enabled Living Ltd.
Supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Metta, we provide customised intervention programmes for these children in order to address their developmental lags, promote a satisfactory level of independence and realise their potential.
Early diagnoses of their disabilities coupled with appropriate intervention programmes can help them cope with the disabilities, prevent the conditions from deteriorating and maximise their development and capabilities.
Regardless of their level of ability, we strive to assist the children in developing their fullest potential through an enriching curriculum that is beneficial and developmentally appropriate.
Designed with their holistic development in mind, our curriculum encompasses the following programmes that equip them with the skills and abilities necessary for further education:
- Preschool academic skills comprising Language & Literacy, Numeracy, Arts & Crafts and Discovery & Exploration
- Physical Development (motor skills)
- Personal Development (self-help skills)
- Social and Emotional Development
- Computer-Based Learning Programmes
Individualised education plans (IEPs) are drawn up for the children by our teachers in consultation with parents/guardians and our paramedical team to identify their unique learning styles, from which customised programmes are devised to suit their abilities and needs.
To ensure that their learning needs and goals are met, these IEPs are reviewed regularly to assess the outcomes.
Tending to the children’s physiological and emotional development is a multi-disciplinary team comprising a psychologist, an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, together with a social worker who offers social support services and assistance.
Each child’s developmental progress will be monitored and assessed by them.
As we are an approved institution under the Children Development Co-Savings (Baby Bonus) Scheme, eligible parents can use the savings available in their kids’ Children Development Account to pay for the school fees.
To ensure that needy children can benefit from our services, subsidies are given to low-income families base on their monthly per capita income.
We also work closely with the MCYS and NCSS to assist needy families through specific funding schemes.
On the other hand, the Education Endowment Fund created by our headquarters provides further financial aid for disadvantaged pupils in the form of bursaries and book prizes.