Child Development is supported by the Early Childhood Approach Scheme and services can involve prevention, early intervention, literacy support, referral to specialist support, case management and home visits.
Early Years Centres are free to attend for any child aged between 0 -8 with a parent, guardian or family member. Free services provided in our Early Years Centres range from infant health checks and supported playgroups to immunisation clinics and more. They support families with children aged from birth to eight years of age and respond to the needs of their local communities. Families can access a range of supports and services to improve their children’s health and development, early learning and education, as well as increased safety and wellbeing.
Early Childhood Education Centres consist of a Long Day Care Centre including a kindergarten program and two Sessional Kindergartens. Kindergarten is an educational program provided to children in their year before school. Our Long Day Care Centre in Acacia Ridge is available to children aged 0 – 5 years and provides care and education for a fee. All early childhood education and care services in are regulated under the National Quality Framework.
Intensive Case Management provides a range of family support services to help make families safer and make positive changes in their lives.