Item uses these practice principles: Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
The aim of the program is to intervene early in the developmental trajectories of children experiencing developmental delays. Using a 'wrap-around' model of support, it helps children arrive at school developmentally and educationally equal to their peers.
The program provides services to help children, parents/carers and educators identify underlying factors, and strengthen factors that promote resilience.
Training sessions for educators: $900 for a two-hour program; $1200 for a half-day program.
Working with a family costs $120 per hour.
Factors to consider: the program can be offered either as a package for a child and their family, or as discrete components that meet the needs of each child and family.
Strength of Evidence
Level 3 - Promising research evidence