Events

Queens ECDC Parent Workshops
Free Educational Workshops are provided to improve parents’ knowledge about the special education process in preschool and kindergarten.
Workshops are designed to help families understand EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION, the transition process from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education Services and Preschool Special Education to School Age Services:

  • Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)
  • Preschool Special Education Services
  • Special Education Services in Kindergarten
  • Community Resources
  • Parents’ Rights

For more information on Parent Workshops contact:
The Queens Early Childhood Direction Center
718-215-1299

Queens ECDC Community Workshops
Free Workshops are provided to special education providers and families on resources to promote positive social emotional skills, early language/communication and literacy, and the use of appropriate behaviors. In addition the workshops will provide information on how to improve opportunities for children with special needs in nursery schools and day care settings. Community workshops presented by professional staff to the early childhood community include the following topics:

  • Understanding the Special Education System and When to Make a Referral.
  • Working with Behaviorally Challenged Children in the Classroom.
  • Adapting the Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Children with Special Needs.
  • Early Literacy
  • Working with Families

In addition QECDC provides free on-site technical workshops to Early Child Care provider staff and their families. For additional information contact Catherine Warkala at 718-215-1299.

Catherine Warkala, Coordinator

Catherine Warkala, Coordinator