Accept Difference. Support Connections. Formerly known as Hastings Early Intervention Program

(02) 6583 8238

Who We Are

Our story

The Early Connections Alliance is a collaborative network of five not for profit community based organisations on the Mid North Coast. All five organisations have a dedicated team of professionals committed to delivering excellence in Early Childhood Intervention.

Since 1981 we’ve made connections with hundreds of children and families on the Mid North Coast through the Early Childhood Interventions Programs.

In 2016, with the exciting introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme we formed an Alliance to meet the growing needs of our community

Today, our teams work together to create a strong and connected Early Childhood Intervention Network  from Taree to Coffs Harbour.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gives you and your family more flexibility to choose services based on your child’s individual needs, goals and aspirations.

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Our vision and mission

We believe all children and families can learn, play and connect with the community. We offer life changing early childhood intervention through education, therapy and support.  

Our promise – a team around your child

We adopt a family centred approach and create a team around your child based on Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) best practice.

Your family is the most valued member of our team. We recognise that families can give their children more learning opportunities than professionals and we work with you to bring therapy into your daily life.

Starting your child’s education, therapy and support as soon as you can, is life changing in so many ways. Our purpose is to give your family the support you need early to maximise your child’s potential.

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Our values

Empathy – We listen to families and value different experiences.

Inclusive – We promote the inclusion of children in their community.

Adaptability – We are led by families and adjust our service delivery to their individual needs.

Respect and Acceptance – We respect and accept the diversity of individual values, culture and knowledge.

Integrity – We are consistent in being honest and transparent in our actions and activities.

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The Early Connections team look forward to helping your child thrive.