Partnerships across communities support all children’s learning, wellbeing, development and successful transition.
Everyone has a role to play in facilitating partnerships and supporting stronger, more connected communities. Children and families who are part of connected communities experience a greater sense of belonging, positive identity and cultural wellbeing. Similarly, when services and professionals collaborate effectively and work in a community-minded way, they are able to develop more precise and successful solutions.
Early years services work in partnership with families, cross agency colleagues, schools and education services, allied health professionals, elders, communities and other professionals to share perspectives and understand and celebrate different ways of being to deliver an inclusive child-centred approach to improve outcomes for all children.
Early Years Places
These are 'one-stop shops' where families can access multiple services or referrals to specialist services for their children and themselves. They support families with children aged from birth to 8 years of age and respond to the changing needs of local communities. Early Years Places proactively connect with local networks wherever practical, including local kindergarten services.
Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) (PDF, 3.4MB)
A departmental program provided to support children from birth to 5 years with significant educational support needs arising from diagnosed or suspected disability. ECDPs aim to support children's early learning and help develop valuable skills children need to be successful learners now and as they transition into school.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
For children with a disability or developmental delay under the age of 7 years. Children do not require a diagnosis to access NDIS ECEI services and supports. The NDIS ECEI community partners provide information and advice about supports and services available in your local community, can work with children to provide short-term early intervention supports, and help families access an NDIS plan for their child.
Provides information and delivers professional learning that supports educators to include, retain and engage children with autism.