We believe that each child deserves an education that fits his or her needs best. To develop unique potential and to develop skills necessary to have an independent functional life.
Therefore, we decided to focus our programme on younger children or children which don't have the necessary skills to be admitted in a ''school set up'', or many times shown away because of poor attention skills, low sitting-tolerance or the fact that they are not 'toilet trained'.
We use the 'Essential Skills Development Programme', which:-
Here at Sapphire kidz we strive to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children in our care. During their time with us, we encourage individuality, creativity and instill confidence in all of our Gems.
''Our philosophy is that every child has a right to education and to live a meaningful and purposeful life''
Staff work closely with children to scaffold and extend their learning in education. Each day will be filled with fun and exciting opportunities to help your child develop academically, socially and spiritually.
We look forward to all that we will accomplish together in the New Year as we work to build a foundation for your child's future.
''Your child! precious like a gem''
Tabitha De Silva, Principal & Director
Melissa Ratkovich-Ong is a Development Specialist and a Consultant at Sapphire Kidz. She holds a B.A. & S. Special Education/ Elementary Education (Hons.) from Lewis University, USA. Melissa has 16 years working experience with differently abled people.
Kavishalinee Pillay holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University and also a Diploma in
Special Education. She has 5 years’ experience in the field of Special Education, working with Malaysian
Care as well as private centers. She is a special education teacher who has experience working with
children between 5 to 12 years old.
Bachelor in Sociology, Meiji Gakuin University
Masters in Education for Special Needs, Meisei University
Completed training to be a Music Therapist, Nihon Fukushi Kyoiku College (Japan Welfare and Education College)
Certified Music Therapist registered under Japanese Music Therapy Association .
Born in London of Indian descent, I’ve lived in Asia for 12 years. I hold a Masters degree in Public Health Education. I am a certified adult and children’s yoga teacher and was very lucky to learn “Yoga for the Special Child” under the pioneering yoga therapist, Sonia Sumar, who has developed her system over the last 40 years. I look forward to working with your child!
She has a Master's degree in Child Psychology from UCSI University. She has experience in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) , CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), BT (Behavioral Therapy) and cognitive, behavioral and developmental assessment of children and adolescents such as WISC-IV, DP-3, DST-J, TAT, BASC-3 and FBO.
She is dedicated to fostering a safe environment and working with children to enhance their unique way of learning while developing their social, emotional skills which is vital in real life.
Hi there, my name is Michelle. As a child i had very bad accident and that caused me to be deaf and now i use a hearing aid. However that did not stop me from being positive and showing love for teaching especially towards Special Needs Children.
I have 4 years working experience in Special Needs and i am especially good at Arts & Crafts, i do hold a diploma in Graphic Design and 3D programming. Overall i have 14 years of experience in teaching Arts & Crafts.
I am happy to be a part of Sapphire Kidz.
At Sapphire Kidz, we ensure that each child gets the right support required at all times
Each child will be happy and achieve
We believe that each child has potential to learn and grow hence we ensure that each child gets equal opportunities
*We would love to meet and discuss about your child however we accept meetings by appointment with parent and child only.
We are open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.
Jalan Solaris 3, 20-2 Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia