Early Childhood

You can find out more about early childhood information and support for children with Down syndrome on this page.
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Early childhood resources

Our information guides and fact sheets can help parents and and families to support their children in the early years. All of our guides are available in the Resource Hub.

Early Years Guide

The Early Years Guide provides information for parents about early intervention, development and supports in the early years. There is information about the NDIS and accessing services through the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.

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Read the Early Years guide here


The Early Years resource has been translated into five languages – Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Arabic and Vietnamese. The translated versions are available on our Translations Page.

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Visit our Translations Page

Community Inclusion toolkit

The Community Inclusion Toolkit includes a section on Education. These resources were developed for educators, families, people with Down syndrome and the community to promote better understanding of inclusive education and how to support participation for all.

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View the Education Toolkit here

Booklets for new dads and grandparents

Down Syndrome Queensland has developed booklets with information for new dads and grandparents. These booklets include stories from other fathers and grandparents of children with Down syndrome. You can read the booklets below:

Information for New Dads

Information for New Grandparents

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Read Information for New Dads here

Education resources

Do you want to find out more about education and learning? You can find a range of resources on our Education Page.

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Visit our Education Page

Resource Hub

You can find a wide range of early childhood resources in our Resource Hub.

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Click here to view the Resource Hub
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Click here to view Early Childhood resources in the Resource Hub

Get in touch with your local Down syndrome association

Your State or Territory Down syndrome association may also be able to provide advice and support in the early years.

Contact your local Down syndrome association to find out more about early childhood and family support.

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