The Education Program for Infants and Children Inc. (EPIC) was established in 1976 and is a provider of early childhood intervention services to families of children with developmental concerns aged 0 to 6 years of age, living in the Northern Metropolitan area of Melbourne.
To be an innovative evidence- based provider of early childhood intervention support services to children with developmental concerns and their families. To make a difference to the lives of children and their families by maximising children’s potential, laying the foundation for them to participate as valued members of the community throughout their lives.
To provide high quality early childhood intervention services that will:
- maximise the developmental achievements of young children with developmental concerns;
- promote and facilitate the inclusion of children with developmental concerns into all areas of community life including home, early childhood education settings, schools, etc ;
- meet the needs of families for knowledge, skills and support.
EPIC’s mission is built on the premise that quality support that is provided as early as possible will make a significant impact on children’s development and family well-being. Research is an indispensable component in this process.
The transdisciplinary team at EPIC includes teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists and physiotherapist. Community support is provided to early childhood educators and other members of the community to support the inclusion and participation of children with developmental concerns in all learning environments.