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Early childhood intervention groups

Summary

  • Support your child’s development and make learning fun.
  • We offer a range of groups for children from birth to school-age.
  • Build social, emotional, fine motor and play skills.

Unlocking a pathway to lifelong learning

Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood intervention specialists offer a range of groups to support your child’s development. Our groups provide the building blocks children with disability or developmental delay need to develop skills and build their confidence.

Each of our groups are specially created to be fun, social and engaging while teaching important life skills.

Under school age

Our under school age groups cover a range of skills, including learning how to play with others and getting ready for school.

Feeding and Fussy Eating — covers strategies for introducing new foods, managing meal times and promoting positive interaction with food.

Early Play — encourages children to learn though play and discover their interests through engagement and interaction.

Learn and Play — kindergarten preparation that combines structured sessions and free play.

Move and Groove — aims to develop early motor skills through dance, music and games.

Busy Fingers — helps children to develop fine motor skills before starting school, such as sitting and learning, hand strength, manipulation and coordination skills.

Music Therapy — experience the joy of music, singing, rhythm and sound with your child.

Let’s Get Ready for School — preparation to attend mainstream primary school that uses communication and play to promote independence, learning and emotional skills.

School age children

Our groups for school age children support the transition to school.

Sessions encourage your child to grow their independence and confidence while building social, emotional and communication skills.

Social squirrels — based on the “We Thinkers” program, it provides an opportunity to practice and develop independence and social skills.

Specialist support group — helps children prepare for school by building essential skills such as listening, paying attention, managing emotions and following instructions.

Social Communication Play Group — offers support to children transitioning to school and builds social, emotional and communication skills.

After School Program — a tailored program where two children, supported by two therapists, work together towards common goals through shared activities.

Holiday groups

A range of holiday groups are also available to help your child build on skills while having fun.

Busy Bees Holiday Club — school preparation that develops social, play, listening and fine motor skills.

Fun Friends Holiday Club — encourages Prep students to develop their social skills and be more confident in making friends, playing with others, and following instructions and routines.

Sensory Group — supports children enrolled in special school with their social, communication, emotional and motor skills by having fun with games and messy activities.

Enrolments

Our groups are provided across a range of locations in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs.

Enrolment in groups can be funded by your child’s:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
  • BetterStart funding

Contact our team if you would like further information on how we can assist you and your child.

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