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What is Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is a family centred approach which aims to provide support & services to very young children who are at risk or already experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.

The goal is to identify and address these issues as early as possible in order to maximise and improve overall well-being prior to starting school.

Who can benefit from ECEI?

Children exhibiting developmental delays and not meeting typical milestones, such as communication, motor skills, social interactions, and self-help skills. Children with physical, intellectual or sensory issues or those with a diagnosis such as Autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome.

  • Children 0-7 years old
  • Developmental Delays or at risk of Diagnosed Disabilities
  • Behavioural or Emotional Challenges
  • Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Sensory Processing Issues

ECEI Includes:




Self Help

How can ECEI help?

Early Identification & Intervention:

Designed to identify developmental delays and disabilities in children at a very young age. Allows prompt and targeted interventions, significantly improving a child’s development.

Improved Developmental Outcomes:

Using therapies, interventions, and educational support, ECEI can help children acquire important skills, such as communication, motor skills, social interaction, and self-help, promoting overall development.

Individualized Support:

Creates individualized plans and services for each child’s needs. This ensures they receive the most appropriate support for their challenges, which can lead to significant progress

Enhanced Inclusion:

Aims to prepare children to participate in regular childhood activities and environments, such as school and community events. This inclusivity fosters social interactions and integration with peers.

Family Involvement & Education:

Emphasize family involvement, providing parents and caregivers with guidance, resources, and training. This empowers families to support their child’s development at home and in everyday life.

Smooth Transition to Ongoing Services:

Helps families navigate the transition to ongoing services as their child grows. This may involve coordinating with schools or other providers to ensure the child continues to receive appropriate support as they age.

Reduction in Long-term Costs:

Addressing developmental concerns early on can reduce the long-term costs associated with intensive support and care that might be needed later in life if issues are left unaddressed. It can lead to better outcomes and greater independence, potentially reducing the need for ongoing support services.

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