Wynnum State School is host to the Wynnum Early Childhood
Development Program (ECDP). This program provides early intervention for
children from birth to 5 years who
require intensive, multidisciplinary programs to develop skills and behaviours
to maximise their participation in schooling.
ECDPs play a different but complementary role to National
Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
supports, and to kindergartens.
ECDP’s are accessible to children with significant
disability in the categories of autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairment,
intellectual disability, physical impairment, speech language impairment or
Children attending ECDP are provided with high quality early
childhood intervention programs provided by qualified specialist teachers with
input from Department of Education therapists with extensive knowledge of
supporting children with disability and developmental delays. An individual
education plan (IEP) is created in collaboration with parents/carers to
identify the teaching focus (goals) and support strategies provided for each
Children aged 0-3 are eligible to attend a 2 hour Playgroup
Session that facilitates networking with other parents and learning the skills
and strategies required to assist each child’s individual development. From 3
years of age, children are eligible for 1 full day (9.00 am – 2.30 pm)
Kindergarten/Pre Prep program.
The ECDP works collaboratively with families, early
childhood education centres and the child’s future school to maximise
continuity of teaching and learning to make a smooth and successful transition
to their local school Prep. While the Department of Education provides ECDPs,
this is not considered enrolment at school.
All enquiries should be directed to Specialist Lead Teacher, Heidi Johannson, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 38935158.
Wynnum Early Childhood Development Program Flyer (322 KB)