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Long Island Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)

The Long Island Early Childhood Direction Center (LI ECDC) provides information to parents and professionals who are concerned about a child from birth- five years of age, with or at risk of learning disabilities. LI ECDC services are confidential and provided free of charge to residents of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Call the LI ECDC for information regarding:

  • Free Entitlements
  • Evaluations & Assessments
  • Dept. of Health Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers
  • Preschool Special Education
  • Inclusionary Programs
  • Related Services: Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapies
  • Advocacy/Mediation/Due Process
  • Early Childhood programs (such as preschools and day care)
  • Parent Education and Support Groups
  • Respite/Recreation
Staff also provides:
  • Ongoing family support by telephone until a child with special needs is school-age (or enters Kindergarten).


  • Parent Education Training program for parents of children with learning disabilities transitioning from Early Intervention programs (EI) to the preschool system (CPSE) and from preschool to kindergarten (CSE)


  • Assistance in Spanish


  • Technical assistance


  • Speakers


The LI ECDC is funded through the New York State Education, P-12 Education, Office of Special Education. For more information about preschool special education, early childhood development and the LI ECDC, call (516) 364-8580 or contact us via e-mail at Long Island ECDC.

Long Island Direction Center (LI ECDC) Facsimile (516) 921-2354

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QUÉ PUEDE HACER EL CENTRO DE DIRECCIÓN PARA EDUCACIÓN TEMPRANA
DE LONG ISLAND PARA USTED…


El Centro de Dirección para Educación. Temprana de Long Island provee información
y referimiento gratis y confidencial a familias y profesionales sobre servicios para niños de
edades de nacimiento hasta los cinco años, que tienen una diagnosis o hay posibilidad de
atraso en su desarrollo y que viven en los condados de Nassau y Suffolk. Apoyo a familias
continua hasta que el niño(a) entre al Kindergarten. Llame al (516) 364-8580 para más información.



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