The Early Childhood
Development Program provides support for children from birth to prep age, who
have been identified with special needs.
The children, who
attend our program where possible, also attend a regular kindy or childcare
Parents also receive
support from one another in coming to terms with the day to day implications of
caring for a young child with special needs.
The approach is a
multi-disciplinary one where teachers, physiotherapists, occupational
therapists and speech therapists, paediatricians, families and teachers from
regular settings help each child to develop to their potential. Teachers at the ECDP and parents work
together to coordinate treatment that assists the child’s educational progress
with these various professionals and plan the most appropriate way to meet each