Early Childhood Intervention Program
The Elwyn Morey Centre Early Childhood Intervention Program supports children with developmental disabilities aged birth to six years and their families. Based on the individual child's and family needs, the Program might include:
The Program also provides inclusion support to staff in community-based children’s services by offering:
The Centre is supported by teaching and therapy staff including early childhood specialist teachers, speech pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapist and program support staff who are specialists in their field.
Our family-centred philosophy
The Early Childhood Intervention Program is based on a philosophy of family-centred practice. It recognises that families have a pivotal role to play in their child’s education, forming the backbone of support for the child. By encouraging the active participation of families, the needs of the child are holistically addressed in addition to the needs of the family unit. When families are psychologically and socially healthy, and equipped with relevant information to make appropriate decisions for their child, the family is best able to promote the child’s growth and wellbeing.
Our staff work closely with families, educators and carers to develop practical programs for each child. These are developed and introduced in the centre so parents and carers can increase their skills and use them at home.
Siblings are also welcome in the program.
Children who demonstrate a significant developmental delay or disability requiring ongoing early childhood intervention services prior to school entry can attend the early childhood intervention program.
To determine eligibility and to access our services please contact the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Early Childhood Intervention Service Central Intake in one of these areas:
Contact information for these regions is also available in the brochure on the Early Childhood Intervention Services website.
The Centre is partially funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
Term fees apply to all programs and are charged each term depending on the sessions and programs attended.
Please contact the Centre for further information about the program, eligibility or fees.