About The LEAP Centre
How We Began
In 1994 a small group of parents of children with disabilities and developmental concerns got together and formed ‘Cooinda Education and Play’. Their goal was to support their children and each other by seeking out local professionals and services. At that time there was limited help for children with disabilities and developmental concerns in the Albury Wodonga region.
In May 1997, the group became an incorporated association and registered charity and changed its name to The Learning Education and Play (LEAP) Centre for Early Intervention Incorporated.
In 2001, we moved into our purpose built premises at 23 Moorefield Park Drive, Wodonga, made possible by the generous support of local families and businesses. This is where you will find us today.
We are a team of experienced professionals who specialise in early childhood intervention. We share our experience, knowledge and expertise with you to support your child's development and learning. We work with you and your child as a team and we learn, support, encourage and celebrate together.
We have speech pathologists, occupational therapists, an allied health assistant, early childhood educator, psychologist and parent support coordinator, offering you a complete and comprehensive early childhood intervention service.
We are passionate about our own training and the continued development of our skills and knowledge. We offer practical placements to students from university and TAFE to give them a supportive, caring and professional learning environment. Our vision is to inspire them to choose to work in an early childhood intervention service.
The LEAP Board
The LEAP Centre is an Incorporated Association which is governed by a Board of Management.
The role of the Board is to ensure that:
- LEAP provides high quality services to families and children
- LEAP fulfils all obligations to partner agencies and funding bodies
- LEAP remains financially viable
- All legal and statutory obligations are met
The LEAP Centre Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre.
You are welcome to observe our Board meetings, which are held every four weeks on a Thursday at 6.00pm.
Interested in becoming a Board member?
We are always ready to welcome new Board members who have relevant skills and knowledge in governance, finance, disability or early childhood.
Find out more by contacting the Centre Manager.