The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach supports children aged under 7 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families and carers. The approach is designed to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
Children under 7 years old do not need to become an NDIS participant to receive support from the ECEI model in NSW.
Children do not also need to obtain a diagnosis of disability before they can access support.
Role of Early Childhood Early Intervention Partners
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Partners employ ECEI Coordinators who help children and their families access supports and services that are tailored to the child’s needs.
ECEI Coordinators also help with connection to other services such as community health services, playgroups or other activities available in the area.
Six ECEI Partners are available across NSW. Check the NDIA website for location details.