The Healthy Children Initiative (HCI) supports the development of children from prenatal to age six. It focuses on prevention and health promotion and supports a wide range of programs and services from primary intervention to therapeutic services. This initiative is based on a more family-centred model. Earlier child-centred models were treatment driven, focusing on correcting and treating weaknesses and deficits. The family-centred approach places more emphasis on family needs and strengths.
For more information about HCI, visit the Department of Education, Culture and Employment website.