Partnerships & Alliances

ECIA NSW/ACT works alongside a number of organisations who share our mission and vision for children with disability or developmental delay.

ECIA NSW/ACT has a memorandum of understanding with the organisations below which facilitate effective collaboration across a variety of programs and projects. These agreements aim to increase benefits for our members and the sector with reciprocal discounts for events and training, increasing the spread of our messages, referral for members to gain additional support and joint representation and submissions as appropriate.

Community Early Learning Australia™ is the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. They believe all children deserve quality early education and care.
Created by Community Child Care Co-operative, built on tradition and prepared for the future, their mission is to amplify early learning’s value throughout Australia. For more information, please visit their website -


CCSA provides it members with comprehensive support in governance, management, leadership, business development, compliance and workplace relations. Their members represent the full range of service types including: preschools, long day care, occasional care, multipurpose centres, mobiles, family day care, out of school hours care, early intervention and outreach services. They support community-based and private services located in rural, remote, regional and metropolitan areas. For more information, please visit their website -


ECIA ECA Position Statement: The Inclusion of Children with a Disability in Early Childhood Education and Care

The purpose of this statement is to create a vision for high quality inclusive practices in early childhood education and care. It assists everyone in ECEC services as well as support professionals to fully include children with a disability and to achieve high quality outcomes for all children. It also provides a framework for the development and implementation of policy and programs designed for all young children. The inclusive practices promoted by the position statement are characterised by the strong collaborative partnerships between children, families, early childhood educators and support professionals that are widely recognised as a cornerstone of high quality inclusive practice in ECEC programs. 

 to view the Position Statement.