• What is early intervention?

    Yarran is an early childhood intervention service supporting children from birth to eight years of age.


    What is early childhood intervention?


    Early Childhood Intervention Services support children with a disability or developmental delay from birth to school entry, and their families.


    These services build on opportunities for learning and development that are provided at home, preschool child care, playgroups, community activities and the first three years at school.


    Early Childhood Intervention Services recognise that families are children's first and most influential teachers. Families are the primary influence on children's learning and development


    The overall aim of services is to provide parents and families with the knowledge, skills and support to meet the changing needs of their child and to optimise the child's development and ability to be part of family and community life.


    What do Early Childhood Intervention Services provide?


    Early Childhood Intervention Services provide a range of specialist services for families with children who have a disability or developmental delay, prior to school entry.


    The range of specialist services may include:


    • Information and advice that addresses the individual needs of the child and family.
    • Supporting families to help their child's development.
    • Linking families to services and providing access and coordination of services such as family support services.
    • Education and developmental programs.
    • Additional support to improve access and participation in kindergarten and child care, preschool services.
    • Assisting with the transition to school.
    • Therapy support programs.


    Early Childhood Intervention Services complement the services that are available to all children.


    Reference: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.