What is the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Blueprint?
ECIA in partnership with Anna McCracken and the project team are developing the first ever National Blueprint for children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families.
The Blueprint is a ten year roadmap which aims to reimagine early childhood learning and development supports for children and their families across Australia.
The blueprint will provide recommendations to the Commonwealth Government around the change required to the current state of ECI in order to have a future where all children can meaningfully participate in their family and community life.
Who can be involved?
We want to chat with families who are receiving supports, community groups providing local support and people working in the field across ECI services, early education settings, maternal child health, local councils, child protection, health, mental health and advocacy bodies.
How can you contribute?
We are hosting conversations to inform the development and recommendations to Department of Social Services as part of the National Blueprint framework.
What will we chat about?
We want to hear about family experience, innovative service or support models, collaborative partnerships with families, communities and organisations, wrap around services and challenges and opportunities faced with the current system and emerging NDIS.
How will your information be used?
The conversations will be held with Anna McCracken and recorded for our own internal records and you will be provided with a summary of notes from the conversation. We are hoping for open and transparent conversations which we understand might be hard to share. We will discuss confidentiality and the recording of conversations before each conversation to ensure you are comfortable.
Please select what session you would prefer based on what experiences and knowledge you are sharing with us.
There are three options:
1. Sharing a personal experience of early childhood disability and developmental supports for you and your child and family.
2. Sharing professional experience and knowledge from your field of work.
3. Sharing knowledge from a representative body such as advocacy or awareness group, Peak Body, Advisory Council.