Early Childhood Intervention

Early childhood intervention services are provided to infants and young children who show signs of, or are at risk of having, a developmental delay or disability. These services are often tailored to the specific needs of each child with the goal of furthering development and enhancing the child’s potential for growth and development. Early and prompt intervention programs can prevent or reduce the consequences of disabling conditions, particularly in young children. Services are also provided to assist families of children with extra support needs to access inclusive child care.

Infant Development Program

Provides home-based services for parents of infants up to age three who have, or are at risk for, developmental delay.

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

Provides culturally relevant supports and services to families of children up to school entry who have or are at risk of developmental delays.

Supported Child Development

Provides a range of consulting and support services to children, families and child care centres so that children with extra support needs can participate in fully inclusive child care settings.

Aboriginal Supported Child Development

Provides culturally relevant support to assist families of children with extra support needs to access inclusive child care.

Early Intervention Therapy Program

Provides community-based physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and family support worker services to preschool children who are at risk of developmental delay or who have a disability and/or developmental delay.