Early Childhood Program Expanded at Deception Bay North State School

The Palaszczuk Government will continue funding an early childhood development programs at Deception Bay North State School for children with a disability

We have recently committed $63.6 million over four years for the continued operation of the Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) with around $650,000 in extra funding for the professional development of staff.

There is nothing more important to me than building better schools and hospitals for our local families.

The commitment to maintain and expand this program for kids transitioning into Prep is a good illustration of that commitment.

This program at Deception Bay North State School means kids get tailored support from teachers and teacher aides, to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need as they prepare for the important transition to school.

The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring all Queensland children receive a great start through a world class education.

ECDPs do a fantastic job providing early intervention to children who require intensive, multi-disciplinary programs to develop skills and behaviours.

This funding commitment will mean that the D Bay North program will go on and continue to be available to eligible children under five years of age, who have been diagnosed, or are suspected of having certain disabilities.

These disabilities include autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, hearing impairment, physical impairment, speech language impairment or vision impairment.

For more information about ECDPs, including a list of locations and information about how to access them, visit: http://www.education.qld.gov.au/students/students-with-disability/succeeding-with-disability/early-childhood-programs

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