Early Childhood
Intervention Australia

Victorian Chapter

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.

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  • Welcome system improvement for early childhood intervention

    6th May 14

    Today’s Victorian State Budget announcement of $1.2 million towards Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) system improvement is an important step in Victoria’s journey of best practice ECI for children with a disability or a developmental delay and their families. These services are crucial to ensuring that all children get the best start in life.

    As the peak body for ECI, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter) welcomes today’s investment and commitment to service improvement. ECIA (VC) Executive Officer Lauren Matthews said:

    “Today’s announcement builds on the investment of $34.3 million in the 2013-14 Budget of 1000 new ECIS places and will ensure that all 14,628 children projected to be receiving ECI in 2014-15 are accessing a high quality service, supported by a strong workforce.”

    “Service delivery needs to be informed by consistent high quality implementation and best practice innovation and today’s announcement will ensure this occurs, resulting in better outcomes for children and families. ECIA (VC) is excited to work with our colleagues in the Victorian Government and our members to inform this work and ensure that the service improvement project is a success.”

    “ECIA (VC) looks forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell to fulfill her ongoing commitment early childhood and to service quality and system improvement.” Ms Matthews said today.

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