The Organisers

This inaugural Early Intervention Conference is a ground-up initiative jointly organised by the ten EI partners to inspire, enskill and engage the Government, families, early childhood and intervention professionals, medical professionals and the community, to build a quality and inclusive early childhood landscape for ALL our young children.

The Conference theme: “Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality” signifies the aspiration of a promising future for early intervention in Singapore.

Collectively, the Organising Committee envisions a significant conference that all early intervention professionals can be proud of and participate as a common platform to learn and share best practices, be recognised for their professionalism and raise greater awareness of the importance of early intervention in Singapore.

This conference will be the first step to building a stronger fraternity for early intervention and is a timely event for the sector leaders to come together and work collaboratively towards a successful and impactful conference. This will mark the start of our journey in co-creating a common vision for a more sustainable early intervention landscape in the next 10 to 20 years ahead.

The success of the conference hinges on the key drivers behind the scene and they are the dedicated members of the Early Intervention Conference 2018 Organising Committee. Special thanks also go to our partners, the Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Lien Foundation, National Institute of Education, Singapore Polytechnic and TRACK Asia, for their support and generous contributions.

 

 

The Vision

We believe that ALL children have the rights to access to quality early education and intervention to develop to their full potential and to participate without barriers in all aspects of education and society. In 2012, Singapore signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

This constitutes the VISION of the Early Intervention Conference 2018 supporting the importance of quality early education and intervention and inclusion of children with developmental issues and special needs in natural environments, including family settings, child care, and preschool programmes in their early childhood years to give a head start in their development.

Come join us in this inaugural Early Intervention Conference 2018. Be inspired, enskilled and be engaged by highly experienced international and local experts and practitioners who will share evidence of studies, strategies and what it takes to make our VISION a REALITY for the future for ALL our children.