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, through a wrap-around model of support to ensure that the children arrive at school developmentally and educationally equal to their peers.
The program provides services that resource children, their parents, and educators to identify the underlying factors, and strengthen factors that promote resilience.
Training sessions for the educators cost $900 for a two-hour program and $1,200 for a half-day program.
Working with a family costs $120 per hour.
Factors to consider: the program can be offered flexibly either as a package deal for a child and her/his family, or individual components can be offered discretely based on the identified need of each child and family.