What is the Early Childhood Development
Caboolture East State School ECDP is a Queensland Department of
Education facility, which provides school based programs and services for young
children prior to prep (0-5 years) with disabilities who require significant
educational support. An application process is followed to determine
eligibility to register and attend an ECDP. Children will:
§ have a
suspected or diagnosed disability in one or more of the following areas of:
Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
§ require a
high frequency of adjustments and support to:
with peers and adults
process of determining eligibility for access to Early Childhood Development
Program and Services will include consideration of all information gathered
during the data collection process.
Referral to a program or service does not guarantee entry. Entry to a program will depend on the data gathering process, assessment
details, eligibility, and approval.
Each child has to be referred by either:
a) A medical specialist in the case of a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; sensory impairment (hearing, physical or visual) or a medical condition with an associated intellectual disabilityb) A Speech-Language Pathologist in the case of Speech-Language Impairment
c) A Guidance Officer and paediatrician in the case of intellectual disability and Global Developmental Delay
Early Childhood Development Programs include:
weekly program for infants 0-3 years and their parents/carers. Playgroup is primarily aimed at delivering direct family support to
enhance the family’s ability to support and maximise the development of their
child from birth to 3 years.
Playgroup may also encompass an educational component
for families as they learn about their child’s disability and the potential
impact it may have on their child’s and family’s support needs.
Prior to Prep: Children aged 3-5 years attend a
centre-based program for 1 day from 9am – 2pm. Individual programs focus on a
more child-orientated delivery of support. As the children move through this
phase, the transition to school and school readiness skills becomes a primary
focus for the ECDP and/or service.
As children attend ECDP part time, attendance at other educational
sites (e.g., Kindy, day care) is highly desirable and encouraged. ECDP teachers are very happy to liaise with
all personnel supporting a child attending the ECDP.
ECDP Support Team:
Head of Special Education Services (HOSES)
Developmental Guidance Officer (GO)
Special Education Teachers
Therapists: physiotherapist, occupational
therapist, speech-language pathologist
Advisory Visiting Teachers (AVT): Physical
Impairment (PI), Hearing Impairment (HI), Vision Impairment (VI)
State Schools Registered Nurses
Head of Special Education Services
(HOSES): Sue Simpson
Tallon and Bradman St