Early Childhood Direction Center

 

The Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center supports families, professionals, and community agencies concerned with children birth to five with suspected or diagnosed learning delays or disabilities in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

The ECDC provides free information, referrals, technical assistance as well as assistance to early childhood programs to improve options and opportunities for preschool children with developmental delays or disabilities served in typical early childhood settings. We provide ongoing community training programs for both parents and professionals in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. There are no income eligibility requirements to access these services.

The Early Childhood Direction Centers are funded by the New York State Department of Education through the Office of Special Education.

The ECDC provides free information, referral, technical assistance and support to families, professionals, and community agencies concerned with children birth to five with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities. The Early Childhood Direction Center also provides assistance to early childhood programs to improve options and opportunities for preschool children with developmental delays or disabilities served in typical early childhood settings. We provide ongoing community training programs for both parents and professionals in the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster. There are no income eligibility requirements to access these services.

  • Infant and toddler programs and services
  • Preschool programs
  • Special education services
  • Child evaluation and assessment services
  • Parent education programs and support groups
  • Training Opportunities for Parents and Professionals
  • Parent resources

Our services include:

  • Providing information to families regarding child development, behavior, special needs and school related issues.
  • Information and referral for families.
  • Follow-up to families to ensure appropriate services are accessed.
  • Workshops for parents
  • Technical assistance/training for school districts related to preschool special education.