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MISSION STATEMENT  
 
We foster the development of effective communication for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in a positive learning environment through our inclusive, family-centred and play-based programs.
 
We guide and support each family in making informed communication choices to achieve optimal outcomes for their child.
 
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Yeerongpilly Early Childhood Development Program was originally established by a group of parents of young deaf children in 1953 and until the 1970s was the only preschool facility in Queensland. For more than 60 years the centre was situated in O’Loan Street, Yeerongpilly and was relocated to purpose-built buildings at Yeronga State School at the end of 2013. A unique collaboration has evolved between Education Queensland and the charitable association originally begun by parents (now known as Hear For Kids). Hear For Kids provides therapy support for our centre.

Our staff are committed to working with and supporting the families and children who attend Yeerongpilly ECDP. Our team of specialist teachers with expertise in hearing loss, Auslan Language Models, Educational Interpreters, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and teacher aides provide a balanced, flexible program that recognises the diverse range of communication and developmental needs of families.

Our programs are guided by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, and developmental milestones focusing on communication; including language, speech, listening and play. They are delivered through both individual and group sessions and value the parent as the primary facilitator of communication. The children’s goals are established in collaboration with the parents and are reviewed regularly.

We offer:

  • Individual programs to develop speech, listening and language skills in children from birth to pre-prep.

  • Early education group programs for children over 3 years.

  • Playgroup for families of children up to 3 years.

  • Cochlear implant habilitation.

  • A bilingual bicultural program using Auslan.