Early intervention

ELEPAP’s Early Education and Therapy Intervention Program- Special Preschool Education Unit is open to children from 18 months to 7 years of age with motor, sensory and developmental disorders:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Psychomotor retardation
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders with accompanying motor impairment

Early detection of the difficulties and early intervention have been shown to reduce learning difficulties and behavioral problems, improve socialization and guarantee a better quality of life for children with motor and developmental impairment. Education helps the children become more functional and integrate better in school and society.

A great advantage of the Early and Therapeutic Intervention is that the children attend their Education as well as all their Therapeutic Programs under the same roof. The child undergoes therapy during school hours and avoids unnecessary travel.

The Early Intervention has different classes/levels where the children are assigned depending on their cognitive ability and their difficulties. The Early and Therapeutic Intervention operates the:

Mixed Day and Day Care Center - “Thea Lena” Nursery

Day Care Center

Preschool- Kindergarten

The main goal of the pedagogical intervention is to design individualized education programs, adjusted to each child’s special abilities, needs and interests. Their goal is:

  • All-around development: cognitive, conceptual, psychomotor and psycho-emotional
  • Promotion of school-readiness skills
  • Social integration

A great number of our children (approximately 60%) manage to attend General Education schools.

At the same time the children also attend group educational activities, cultural events and excursions and take part in national and religious celebrations. ELEPAP has its own, in-house playground, the Minos Kyriakou Model Playground- We all Play Together! We have created a space of equal opportunities offering a variety of playing experiences where a child on a wheelchair can enjoy the swings and the see-saw just like an ambulatory child can.


Special emphasis is placed on supporting families with individual and group counseling sessions organized by the psychology and social services. The parents are informed of their children’s progress by the teachers on a monthly basis.

The Day Care department is part of the Early Intervention and combines daily care with a therapeutic program appropriate for infants with multiple disabilities which are the result of neurodevelopmental disorders.

The “DCC” provides care (hygiene, meals, safety, medical surveillance) and activities which activate the children’s development potential during their stay in a pleasant and welcoming environment of a specially designed area. The children can also get the rest that they need. The “DCC” provides respite care during the day for children with disabilities taking some of the pressure off parents during the day.