Circle of Care
Circle of Care (CoC) is an early childhood social work programme that focuses on the holistic development of children from less privileged backgrounds. Based in preschools, we journey with the children from infancy through age 9 by connecting parents, preschools, primary schools, and the community to create an integrated network of support for them.
Preschool-based early childhood social work intervention
Strengthening children’s circle of care: home, school and community
Preventive developmental support, with a focus on holistic development of the child
Our approach is based on evidence-based practices and the latest research in neuroscience, social work and early childhood. We use an interdisciplinary team (IDT) approach, where children and families are supported within an integrated network. Members of the IDT include:
Teachers and Principals
Community Partners and Volunteers
We work closely with parents, preschools and the community to support the children through:
Holistic Child Development
Health and Developmental Support Programme (HDSP) Together with doctors from NUHkids, the HDSP promotes healthy practices, early detection and intervention.
Literacy and Numeracy Support Programme (LNSP) Catered for preschoolers, LNSP builds literacy and numeracy skills needed for transition to primary school.
Primary School Transition Support We support the children's smooth transition by connecting their preschool and primary school educators and empowering their parents to prepare them for a new environment.
Enhancing Parenting Capacities & Life Skills
Strengthening Home-School Partnership