An inclusive education is an essential element of an inclusive society. It prioritises children as individuals, allowing them to belong, participate and succeed regardless of their abilities. Following this belief, Kindle Garden was founded in 2016, with Lien Foundation’s support, as Singapore’s first curated inclusive preschool to demonstrate the benefits and potential of an inclusive education.
With the vision and mission as a crux, Kindle Garden has strived for the betterment of all children. Having been awarded a SPARK accreditation, Kindle Garden seeks to provide a non-discriminatory curriculum for both typically-developing children and children with additional needs.
Through personalised teaching, Kindle Garden makes sure that all children enrolled are learning at the pace they need to retain the very best from their education whilst still being challenged to explore new things together with children from all walks of life. This encourages our children to embrace diversity and develop mutual respect and understanding at an early age.
We work towards our vision through:
- A personalised well-rounded programme scaffolding and strengthening each child’s abilities and character;
- Embracing diversity to create opportunities for learning 21st century skills;
- Nurturing educators fostering secure and warm relationships with every child;
- A professional team working hand-in-hand with families in each child’s learning journey; and
- Engaging and accessible spaces for all children.
I chose Kindle Garden for my son, because we wanted him to learn to live in an environment which appreciates diversity from a young age. Through the work of the teachers and trained specialists, I am reassured that my son’s growth and development are also well taken care of, according to his needs.
Meng Xian’s Mummy
All my three boys attend Kindle Garden, and I’m happy to see them truly enjoying themselves everyday! While one of my boys experiences challenges in communication, I’m glad that the teachers at Kindle Garden have helped other children learn how to better understand and interact with him.
Cadel, Cruz & Caius’ Mummy
My son has been with Kindle Garden since 2017, and it was a bittersweet moment to watch him graduate three years later. While I am happy to see him develop and grow over the years, I believe we will all miss the Kindle Garden enviroment from here on, because the team has been fantastic. Their love, kindness, and patience really helped us through many situations and experiences. The other children are great too. They have been nurtured to treat all their friends as equals, they’re always willing to help, and they have much empathy. Seeing them in action at Kindle Garden gives me hope that our larger society can be inclusive in future, and it has taught me that we can all start by being kinder to one another.
Tze Heng’s Mummy
The children here are so compassionate, and they don’t look at anyone differently! In the ands of the Kindle Garden team, I know that they will be well-prepared for primary school and life ahead.
Abeni & Alina’s Mummy