Early Intervention Parent & Child Programs

At Carson Street School we have two Early Intervention Parent & Child 0-4 programs; Stepping Stones and Milestones.

Both groups focus on Early Intervention and promote and develop social and emotional well-being, communication, cognitive, physical, self-help and play skills all in a fun, play-based learning  environment.

Both groups use Conductive Education (CE) and the principles of CE to guide the active learning of the children.

Stepping Stones: Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am & Thursday 9.30am to 11.30pm

This 0-4 Parent & Child Program is specifically for those children for whom  learning physical skills is their main priority/focus area.  We provide a safe and secure group learning  environment where parents/carers can interact, play and grow with their child. Conductive Education (CE) is an integrated pedagogical/educational system, which  teaches children how to overcome the challenges they face in an holistic way.

Milestones: Thursday 12pm to 2pm

This 0-4 Parent & Child program focuses on addressing the needs of those  children who are not meeting developmental milestones.  Children with a    diagnosis of Global Development Delay (GDD), Mild Motor Disorder, Down    Syndrome,  Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or those with no formal diagnosis will benefit from this program.  Those who have made progress in the Stepping Stones group can also move into the Milestones group. 

In both programs early years experts support parents in learning how to assist their child in everyday activities. They will also provide information about Disability Services Commission (DSC), NDIS, Local Co-ordinators, funding sources e.g. ILC, therapy providers, respite providers and other organisations and companies which help families.

The friendly group environment provides parents/carers with opportunities to mix with others who are experiencing similar issues to themselves. We teach the children the skills they require for communicating, self-help, learning and being physically active as well as advising parents/carers on how to carry these over  into the home environment.


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