Early Childhood Australia NT Branch (ECA NT) has been nominated by the Australian Department of Education and Training to deliver and support the new Inclusion Support Program (ISP) within the Northern Territory to Early Childhood and Child Care Services.The programme begins as of July 2016.
ECA NT supports the Northern Regions and Southern Regions of the NT including:
Northern Region Southern Region
- Alice Springs
- MacDonnell Region
- Barkly Region
- Central Desert Region
- Palmerston/ Top End- rural
- Katherine Region
- Victoria Daily Region
- West Arnhem Region
- East Arnhem Region
- Tiwi Islands
ECA NT also manages the Specialised Equipment Library (SEL) for the Northern Territory.
The IA consists of a team of Inclusion Professionals (IPs) who work directly with eligible ECCC services to:
- Improve their capacity/ capability to provide quality inclusive practices
- Address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside typically developing peers
The NT-IA also supports families, parents and carers of children with additional needs to gain relevant information on appropriate ECCC services to help them to participate in the workforce.