Learning program celebrates
IT’S a cause for celebration at Talara Primary College as they celebrate 40 years of the Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP).
ECDP’s across Queensland are celebrating the milestone.
Talara’s ECDP is a regional service providing support for children from birth to school age who have a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas: intellectual, physical, vision, hearing, speech, language or autistic spectrum disorder.
Head of Special Education Services Leesa Turnbull says “families have been accessing this service for some time”.
“We support families with children who have disabilities or expected disabilities,” she said.
The program helps children adjusting from one school level to the next. “We help them in kindy settings and the transition into prep,” she said.
“Whether it’s for our school, or a different school.
“We just want to make it as smooth as possible and to ensure the schools are aware of how to meet the best needs of the child,” said Ms Turnbull.
The program is designed to help infants and can be a great way for parents to meet and share similar stories.
“It’s a really great way for parents to meet and talk about their trials and tribulations, it’s a parent support network too,” said Ms Turnbull.
Celebrations start at 3.30pm on November 9 at Talara ECDP, Talara Dr, Currimundi with a sausage sizzle and kid’s activities.
The school welcomes past staff, therapists, students of the ECDP and their parents or carers to attend.
BUILDING BLOCKS: Talara Primary College’s Early Childhood Development Program is helping build the foundation for the youngest generation.