AWWA Early Intervention Centre @Fernvale (EIC @Fernvale) and NTUC My First Skool officially opened on 10 July 2017! The event was graced by Minister of Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.
EIC @Fernvale is AWWA’s third and largest centre to date. It will serve up to 300 children who require developmental support in Sengkang and enhance participation in all activities in a natural environment including working with families to ensure effective child-centric and family-centered approach.
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin took a tour round EIC @Fernvale including the Water Play area and also Explorer Cave, the indoor play gym. He also viewed the Masak-Masak room – an open intervention area that promotes a child’s gross motor skills and sensory integration. The facility at Fernvale leverages a child’s natural way of learning through fun and play.
It is important to provide timely early intervention to help the child overcome developmental challenges and support them to make a smoother transition to special or mainstream schools.
Mr J. R. Karthikeyan, Director, AWWA Education and Development, Disability Support, Family and Caregiver Support, AWWA, said, “At AWWA, we believe in building a strong foundation during the early years of a child. Through a wide spectrum of early intervention programmes, we ensure that children who require different degree of developmental support receive intervention as early as possible.”