- RECEIVED REQUESTS
NYS Education Department
If you have a child with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities, ECDCs can help. ECDCs provide information to members of the community about services for young children from birth to age five with diagnosed or suspected special needs.
Information and referrals for young children with special needs.
Services are free for children and their families Centers are available in each borough Free training sessions offered Information about pre-school services, day care, evaluations, and more.
To be eligible for ECDC services, you should be able to answer yes to these questions:
Is your child five years old or younger? Does your child have a diagnosed or suspected physical, mental, or emotional disability?
Mental Health Care
Call 311 Ask for Early Childhood Direction Centers.
Visit an ECDC in your borough: Bronx
4419 Third Ave, Suite 2C, Bronx, NY 10457
Call: 347-271-8159 Email: Maura Rosado
Visit the website Brooklyn
160 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Call: 718-437-3794 Email: Karen Samet
Visit the website Manhattan
New York Presbyterian Hospital
409 East 60th St, Suite 3-312, New York, NY 10022
Call: 212-746-6175 Email: Marilyn Rubinstein
Visit the website Queens
Queens Centers for Progress
81-15 164th St, Jamaica, NY 11432
Call: 718-215-1299 Ext. 4001 Email: Catherine Warkala
Visit the website Staten Island
Staten Island University Hospital
242 Mason Ave, 1st Flr, Staten Island, NY 10305
Call: 718-226-6670 Email: Laura Kennedy
Visit the website Visit a ECDC Find an ECDC in your neighborhood to get help in person.
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