Toddlers Development and Needs
At EarlyEd we can provide a range of services for toddlers who are delayed in their development or have been diagnosed with a disability.
Sometimes, when a child is a toddler (often around 2 years of age), families realise that they are not developing as expected. If this is your first child, you may even be surprised when someone suggests your child is not developing as they should. It can be quite hard to notice any delays when a child is young. Sometimes, late walking or talking are the most obvious delays, but these can sometimes be an indication of difficulties in other areas of learning.
Resource for Parents
Starting Blocks is a website that assists parents and equips them with the information and tools they need. From care at home, to developmental milestones, to choosing and starting at a childcare, this site can guide parents in some important decisions.
What is Early Intervention for Toddlers
EarlyEd provides a range of early childhood intervention services to help your toddler know how to learn, develop and play in a fun way. Play is recognised in early childhood research as one of the most important ways that children learn.
EarlyEd will help you find ways to:
How we do Early Intervention for Toddlers
EarlyEd offers a range of programs for toddlers who are delayed in their development or who have been diagnosed with a disability. Each family has an intervention program tailored to suit their needs, and at EarlyEd, sessions can be held in your:
- Child’s preschool or childcare
- Community (e.g. sports group, the local park)
- Local EarlyEd centre
Toddlers need to be ready for learning at home and out in the community. It’s also important for toddlers to have time to be with and to learn to play with other children. Toddlers learn a great deal from everyday experiences, and EarlyEd’s programs reflect these learning needs.
Where Early Intervention takes place
As part of your EarlyEd program, we offer support to your early childhood setting, such as your child’s childcare or family day care. EarlyEd’s Inclusion Support Program helps children to have a fulfilling, successful learning time in early childhood settings. We know that it is important to you that your child is able to join in with other children to learn and develop in all areas. We want all children to be able to benefit from these experiences.
EarlyEd staff can help you to:
- Prepare your child to attend childcare or family daycare
- Successfully transition your child into early childhood settings
- Support your child to be fully included
- Support your child to participate in other community activities such as swimming lessons or going to the park
EarlyEd Can Help
At EarlyEd, we provide a range of services for toddlers (18 months to 3 years) who are delayed in their development or who have been diagnosed with a disability.
We understand that having concerns about your child’s development can be a difficult time for your family. If you contact an early intervention service like EarlyEd, this can help you feel more confident about what to do. EarlyEd staff can listen to your concerns, and help you to work out what you can do next. We can provide you with information about how we can help, and even put you in touch with one of our many supported playgroups in Northern and Western Sydney.
At EarlyEd, we encourage you to trust your own feelings. You are the parent/carer, and you know your child best! Children learn the most from those who are closest to them.
- EarlyEd (9923 2727)
- Early Childhood Intervention Infoline (1300 656 865)
- Your GP (Doctor)
- Your local Early Childhood Nurse
The sooner early intervention is started the better it works. If you are worried about your baby’s development or if their birth history means they might be at risk of being delayed – contact EarlyEd as soon as possible.