Decision Maker Response

Kate Jones’s response

Mar 15, 2016 — There has been a lot of discussion over the last few weeks about the future of our Early Childhood Development Programs.

Families have raised concerns with me about care for their children under the new model for early years under the NDIS.

I know ECDPs do an incredible job in helping prepare children with disability for life at school.

I want to reassure Queensland families that children will continue to receive support ECDPs until they transition to school or to new providers under the NDIS.

Under the Federal Government’s NDIS, children with disability will attend their local kindy and receive NDIS funded support to meet their early intervention needs.

However, if families feel they want to continue under the current system and not move to the NDIS system, I encourage them to lobby their federal members to retain the funding.