Education Services

Early Education Program (EEP)

The Early Education Program (EEP)

The Early Education Program (EEP) is a unique pre-school educational intervention service for children who struggle to attain skills necessary to start school as a result of abuse or neglect.

The Townsville, Brisbane and Cairns program was developed through a partnership between Act for Kids and Education Queensland. The teachers are a part of the Townsville, Brisbane and Cairns teams and work closely with practitioners in these centres to integrate interventions specific to individual children into the curriculum.

The EEP is open four days a week and children aged 2–5 years attend full or half days at the pre-school learning the skills they need for primary school.

 

How we help

A registered teacher develops individual learning plans for each child to ensure they reach their full potential. Children also receive support from a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners that can include psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and like disciplines. The program works with the parents, caregivers and other family members to help ensure the child is safe and happy and that they experience positive early development and interventions.

Referral

For more information please contact your closest Act for Kids centre.

Our success stories

Dean’s Story

Burned with cigarettes, bitten and sexually abused by multiple adults, physically abused and neglected by his mum, Dean was taken into care at six years old.

Read Dean’s Story

Lacey-Jane’s Story

Neglected and scared, four-and-a-half year old Lacey-Jane began running away from prep school.

Read Lacey-Jane’s Story

Thomas’ Story

At three years old Thomas could barely walk or speak, and his body was covered in scratches.

Read Thomas’ Story

Jessica’s Story

When mum got drunk, Jessica, aged three, would hide for hours in a darkened stairwell to try and avoid being beaten.

Read Jessica’s Story

Luke’s Story

Luke, aged four, was found alone in an empty room at home. He had been horrendously neglected and could barely speak.

Read Luke’s Story

Locations

Services:
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icon Residential
icon Therapy Services
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Referral

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000

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Referral Services

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 07 3850 3200

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