ECIA (VC) is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. ECIA's work assists children with developmental delays or disabilities, their families, and the networks that support them. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Independent research shows that early action provides the best outcomes for children with disabilities, resulting in healthier futures, happier families and advanced opportunities .... right from the start.
Yesterday's budget announcement of another 500 additional early childhood intervention service (ECIS) places demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the Victorian Government to invest in young children with a disability or developmental delay, and their families, even in lean financial times.
ECIS are provided in a variety of settings and help those children who have a disability or a developmental delay from birth until school age. These services are crucial to ensuring that all children get the best start in life.
As the peak body for early childhood intervention, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter) warmly welcomes the $34.3 million of additional investment in 1000 much-needed ECIS places over the next five years. ECIA (VC) Executive Officer Lauren Matthews said:
“Even in a time of fiscal constraint ECIA (VC) is pleased that the Victorian Government is continuing to invest in children and families. We know that the number of ECIS places hasn’t kept pace with ever-increasing demand. The additional 500 places announced in today’s budget, along with the 500 places Minister Lovell announced late last year, will significantly reduce waiting lists across Victoria.”read more view all
Dates: 6 & 13 September 2013
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Jasper Hotel, Level 9, 489 Elizabeth Street Melbourne
An interactive short course to introduce basic counselling skills to professionals working with families in the field of disability. The course will take place over two full days.