Lapstone Preschool is a community based preschool. Many children with additional needs are included and supported in our mainstream preschool. We also offer a range of early childhood intervention supports for children with a developmental delay or a disability.
The Early Development Program (EDP) is a small group program for 6 children who attend for 5 hours a day, 3 days a week. The children spend part of the day participating in the mainstream preschool program and part of the day in a small group setting. The focus is on developing skills necessary for transition to school, including communication, social interaction and group participation skills.
Lapstone Early Childhood Intervention Service is a team with extensive knowledge and experience in child development, developmental delays and specific disabilities. We provide support to babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school aged children.
Our team includes:
- Early childhood specialist educators
- Speech pathologists
- Occupational therapists
We understand that you know your child best and children learn the most from the people they have the strongest relationships with and in the places they spend most of their time. Our team works together with your family and other people who are important in your child’s life to support your child’s development and participation in family and community life. We will visit your child at home, at childcare/preschool/school or in any other environment that works best for your family. Usually, one team member, the Key Worker, provides much of the direct support to your child and family, gets to know your family well and helps to coordinate supports to address your priorities.
Our team can assist with:
• Everyday routines such as meal times, bathing, dressing, toileting
• Social interaction
• Learning and Play Skills
• Large and small muscle development
• Sensory processing and concentration
• Behaviour support
• Transition to school
Lapstone Early Intervention Service is a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).