The Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) is a resource center that provides information and assistance to members of the community about services for young children from birth to age five with diagnosed or suspected special needs. Call 718-215-1299.

Why Us?

Who We Are

Funded by the New York State Education Department, provide free confidential information and referral for families and professionals about services for young children  birth to age five with diagnosed or suspected special needs.  [More]

Events

Questions & Answers

View a list of frequently asked questions about the Early Childhood Direction Center. [More]

Services at ECDC

Workshops & Resources

Workshops and resources for families and professionals

Early Intervention Program

Information on the New York City Early Intervention Program (EI)

Referrals

Referrals to agencies and professionals providing services to young children with special needs and their families

Committee on Preschool Special Education

Information on the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Linking to Services

Provide linkages to diagnostic evaluations and services, childcare, medical services, support and respite groups

Follow Up

Follow up telephone contact with families until their child reaches age five to ensure that eligible services are obtained

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