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Early childhood development programs and services prior to Prep

The department provides early childhood development programs (ECDPs) and services to support children aged 0-5 years with significant educational support needs arising from a diagnosed or suspected disability in the categories of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), physical impairment, vision impairment, hearing impairment and speech-language impairment.

Regions coordinate the delivery of ECDPs and services to provide early intervention to children who require intensive, multidisciplinary programs to develop skills and behaviours to maximise their participation in schooling.

These programs and services, which suit the local context, may include:

All children who access ECDPs and services will have an individualised program or service plan developed. The individualised plan will outline the teaching focus and support that is provided to the child.

The ECDP or service, early intervention provider and/or kindergarten will work together with the school to assist the child and their family to make a smooth transition to Prep. For more information about accessing an Early Childhood Development Program contact your local regional office.

Schools that have an early childhood development program are listed in the Directory of Special Education Programs in Queensland State Schools Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet.

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This page was last reviewed on 28 Oct 2014

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