Greetings to all our students and families at WeCAN EIP.
This has been an extraordinary time for Singapore and for WeCAN EIP. Learning has taken a totally different form and shape. Our teachers and families have also begun a whole new way of engaging with one another. I believe that the past few months has been fruitful for many, but equally challenging for some others due to many unforeseen circumstances.
Home Based Learning and Support at the EIP level is more than “online learning”. For us at the centre, it has been a time of working even more closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that the many skills that the children have acquired at school is also applied in the home context. Many families have shared that this has been a very precious time of working with their children in an authentic context of the home.
We thank all our parents for being so supportive and understanding; patiently adjusting to the many changes that have had to be made due to the stepped-up precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s well-being. Your cooperation has kept the people and context safe, and made it much easier for us to resume all our centre based programmes by 1 July 2020.
The future remains uncertain and it will take Singapore some time to recover. Should families experience any difficulties, so contact us to discuss available supports.
As the children continue on their learning journeys, we would like to stress the importance of school-parent partnership and collaboration in the learning journey. Open communication and constructive feedback are critical success factors in the positive outcomes of your learning journeys with us.
In the coming weeks, we will arrange for parent participation in different forms so that you can continue to be engaged with us amidst the restrictions.
Let us continue to maintain a positive partnership with all the caregivers and work hand in hand for more positive outcomes for all the children.
Stephenie Khoo (Mrs)
Deputy Executive Director
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)