The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach is how the NDIS is delivering early childhood intervention for children aged 0-6 years. The overall aim of ECEI is to ensure that parents or primary caregivers are able to provide young children who have developmental delay or disabilities with experiences and opportunities that help the children gain and use the functional skills they need to participate meaningfully in the key environments in their lives.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) recognises that timely access to best-practice early childhood intervention is vital for children with developmental delay or disability to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life course. ECEI aims to provide children with the right level of support at the right time for the right length of time.
Working in collaboration with sector experts, evidence-based research has been used to design Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) as a family-centred approach. In their work with families, Early Childhood Partners will use their clinical and specialist expertise in Early Childhood Intervention to understand the child’s developmental delay or disability and the impact on everyday functioning.
Find out more about the ECEI Approach.