THE CATERPILLAR CLUB!
Empower, Educate and Equip
The Caterpillar Kids' Club is a children's character-building enrichment programme for children aged 4 to 12 years old who are primarily from low-income and disadvantaged families. Through comprehensive and immersive programmes, the Caterpillar Club aims to Empower, Educate & Equip the children with necessary life skills. The programme is run by a team of competent staff and committed volunteers every Saturday during the school year, and on an ad-hoc basis during school holidays.
THE CATERPILLAR CLUB AIMS TO
To strengthen the character, identity and resilience of the child;
To develop self-esteem and inculcate a strong sense of social values from an early age;
To equip the child with necessary life skills to empower them to lead productive lives;
To improve literacy and language skills for effective communication, self-expression and enhanced articulation;
To identify, encourage and develop the child's innate talents; and
To acknowledge each child's sense of self-worth and cultivate independent thinkers.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Caterpillar Club caters to children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old. The classes consist of 2 age groups; 4 – 7 years old and 8 - 12 years old.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The fees are $90 per half year, or $180 for the whole year.
If a family is unable afford the fees, aLife will assess on a case-by-case basis to reduce or waive the fees so that no needy children will be turned away.
INCENTIVES FOR CHILDREN FROM LOW INCOME FAMILIES
Commencing in 2021, aLife will be offering any one of the following complimentary therapy courses for any paying or deserving client enrolled in Caterpillar Club.
Free Dyad Art Therapy (8 lessons per module, up to a maximum of 5 dyads)
Free Group Art Therapy (8 Lessons per module, up to a maximum of 10 pax per module)
Free Play Therapy (12 sessions per module). Play Therapy is conducted by Therapist Trainees from The College of Allied Educators
Therapy Programs (A Collaborative Social Initiative)
In our on-going efforts to value-add and provide a holistic spectrum of programs to our clients, aLife has been fortunate to engage the services of The Red Pencil (Singapore) (RPS), as well as The College of Allied Educators (CAE), to conduct and facilitate art and play therapy courses respectively here at our aLife premises.
As part of our evolving curriculum, aLife aims to introduce both art and play therapy to our little ones, to provide them with the necessary social, emotional and psychological foundation to better understand themselves and the world around them.
Learning Outcomes for Clients
Through therapy, we also aim to identify any learning difficulties or early onset of issues that the child may be facing. Ultimately, we hope to achieve a healthier bonding and foster a deeper rapport between the child and his or her peers, and his or her immediate family members.
As part of the Caterpillar Club enrolment package, every child, regardless of circumstances, will receive 1(one) full course of either Group Art Therapy or Dyad Art Therapy, or 1(one) full course of Play Therapy, within a year of their enrolment and upon full settlement of Caterpillar Club fees, for paying clients.
The cost of subsequent follow-up therapy courses, upon the discretion and recommendation of the therapist, will be borne entirely by the clients themselves.
Overall Objective of Introduction to Therapy
aLife hopes to encourage an open mindset and responsive mental culture toward all manner of therapy for children and adults alike. Depending on the pilot’s success, aLife will be extending our therapy programs to encompass Music Therapy and Speech Therapy sessions.