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Early Intervention (EI)
Preschool Special Education
Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS)
Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)
Kindergarten / First Grade Special Education Classes
Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
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Autism
Social Skills Training Program for Children
Social Skills Training Program For Teens
JUDITH S. BLOCH SCHOOL
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VCLC Programs

VCLC provides special education, inclusion programs and services that improve the development of young children with and without disabilities. Serving children and families residing in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.

Special Education Services


Special education and inclusionary programs and services are available at VCLC, at community child-care and preschool sites and/or at home. Licensed professionals provide evaluations, early intervention, special education services and therapies at no cost to families. A full range of support services are offered to families.
  • Evaluation Center   VCLC provides multi-disciplinary evaluations for children birth to eight years of age with a suspected delay or disability. Services are available in English and Spanish. There is no cost to families. Serving children and families, residing in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Early Intervention (EI)   "Both of my children have received home-based and center-based services from VCLC's EI program. Not only have we had wonderful speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy and special education services, but we had complete wraparound support from the entire school. Having a child with special needs can feel very isolating. At VCLC, you never feel alone."......Mandy B., Parent
  • Preschool Special Education   All preschool special education programs are approved and regulated by the New York State Education Department. The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for special education placement decisions and Individual Education Plans (IEP) based on individual evaluations. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS)   Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS) is a specialized pre-school class, for children age 4, with and without disabilities. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)   “A child speaks and we listen.” - Sonia Holmes, Former VCLC School Principal
  • Kindergarten / First Grade Special Education Classes   Kindergarten/first grade special education classes at Variety Child Learning Center meet for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, including a 6 week summer session. For children who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy   Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies are available on site at VCLC, community childcare sites, and at home. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Related Services   The Related Services Program provides services to children ages 3-5 who are classified by their school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) as a preschool student with a disability, and are included in programs with their typically developing peers. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Autism   Programs, evaluations and other services, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), are available for children with autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), and their families. Serving children and families, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and New York City.
  • Social Skills Training Program for Children   For children ages 4-12 years who have social difficulties.
  • Social Skills Training Program For Teens   For teenagers, ages 13-16 who have social difficulties.
  • JUDITH S. BLOCH SCHOOL   The center-based school at Variety Child Learning Center was named Judith S. Bloch School, on June 10, 2009 , in honor of the founder of the agency.
  • Vacation Recreation Program   A fun and educational program for children ages 3-8 years, offerred during school vacations.


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