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Early Childhood Development Programs and Services Prior to Prep

Early childhood development programs and services support children prior to their first year of schooling (Prep) with significant educational support needs arising from a disability, to develop skills and behaviours to maximise their participation in their future schooling.

A range of early childhood intervention services Microsoft® Word document 29K is is available to support children with additional learning needs prior to school entry. Early Childhood Development Programs and Services provide support to children who require intensive, multidisciplinary programs.

Regions provide an array of early childhood programs and services to meet the needs of children with disability within their local context. This may include:

All children who access early childhood development programs 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.

As Education Queensland recognises Prep as the first year of schooling, Prep students with disability are supported through their local state school to enable them to access and participate in the full Prep program on the same basis as their peers. The array of supports provided to students with disability enrolled in state schools can be found on the disability policy page.

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® spreadsheet589K.

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