Early Years

Fremantle Language Development Centre Early Years Program

The Early Years Program is an early intervention program that recognises parents as the child’s first teacher and the vital role they play in the early language and learning development of the child. It provides support to families of children aged from birth to four years in the Willagee area and families of children with speech and language difficulties in the Fremantle Education District.


  • To provide support and intervention through an interagency model of “Family Partnership”.
  • To provide early intervention in partnership with the Fremantle Child Development Service, to children from two to four who have been identified as having a language delay.
  • To encourage families to feel comfortable to be a part of the school community.
  • To promote positive attitudes to parenting and increase attachment between children and parents.
  • To increase the provision of intervention services to children and families in the Willagee area and the wider Fremantle Education District through the partnerships with inter agencies including: Department of Education, City of Melville, Department of Health, Meerilinga and the Willagee Community Centre.

Programs and Services

Therapeutic Playgroup

The Fremantle LDC provides an early intervention program which consists of two therapeutic playgroups which are run in partnership with the Fremantle Child Development Service and aim to provide early intervention to children with language delays.  Attendance is through a referral process co-ordinated by the Fremantle Child Development Service.

Community Playgroup (Open Morning)

The Fremantle LDC works in partnership with Caralee Community School to provide a meeting place for families with children from birth to four to come together in a supportive environment.  This program is currently being reviewed with plans to reopen in mid-term three.


Fremantle Language Development Centre
Principal: Vivienne Doig
9312 4850

Caralee Community School
Principal: Jason Shapcott
9312 4800