Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC)

From 1 July 2019, the Ministry of Social and Family Development will be progressively rolling out more customised Early Intervention (EI) services. Services will also be made more affordable. Fee changes to the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC), Development Support (DS) and Learning Support (LS) programmes will take effect from 1 April 2019. For more information, visit MSF’s website here​.

EIPIC provides therapy and educational support services for infants and young children with special needs. It equips them with necessary skills and helps develop their potential, thereby overcoming developmental delays as far as possible.

Overview of Programme

The Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC) seeks to equip infants and young children with developmental needs with improved motor, communication, social, self-help and cognitive skills.

Activities are designed to maximise their developmental growth potential and minimise the development of secondary disabilities.

SG Enable provides referrals to government-funded EIPIC centres in Singapore.

Who Can Apply

Applicants should be:

  • 6 years old and below
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Diagnosed with or at risk of developmental, intellectual, sensory, or physical disabilities or a combination of disabilities.
  • Recommended for EIPIC by a doctor from the Child Development Unit (CDU) at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), National University Hospital (NUH), or a private paediatrician.

How to Apply

Please approach a doctor at any polyclinic for referral to the CDU at KKH or NUH for a developmental assessment.The CDU will recommend EIPIC if assessed suitable. Alternatively, you may approach a private paediatrician directly for assessment of suitability.

Submission of applications to SG Enable by Doctors or Medical Social Workers (Online or Hard copy)

  1. Online submission (Recommended)
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  2. Hard copy submission
    Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

    By Post
    SG Enable - Child Disability Services
    20 Lengkok Bahru
    Singapore 159053

    By Email

    By Fax
    +65 6226 2366

Upon receiving the referral, SG Enable will contact you to provide you information to help you make an informed decision on your choice of EIPIC Centre.

Your selected EIPIC Centre will contact you within two weeks of referral to arrange an interview and assessment of your child.

Acceptance into the programme at the preferred centre is subject to the availability of vacancies at the centre and approval of the respective centre management.

Application Processing Time

Upon receiving the completed EIPIC referral forms from the CDU, SG Enable will contact you within 10 working days.

More Information

To learn more about EIPIC programmes provided by EI centres and their corresponding fees, please download the following:

Parents may also consider early intervention programmes at selected private intervention centres and apply for the Enhanced Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (Enhanced PPIP)​ scheme.

For more information about EIPIC, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

To check your application status, click here.

Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.

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