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Variety Child Learning Center Early Childhood Direction Center
The Nassau Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) offers special education information and options to parents and professionals who are concerned about a Nassau County child, from birth to five (5) years, with or at risk of learning disabilities. ECDC services are confidential and free of charge for Nassau county preschool special education services.

Call the ECDC for information regarding:
  • Evaluations & Assessments
  • Dept. of Health Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers
  • Special Education
  • Inclusionary Programs
  • Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapies, etc.
  • Health/Nursing/Social Services
  • Advocacy/Mediation/Due Process
  • Child Care Council
  • Parent Education and Support Groups
  • Respite/Recreation
  • Legal, Financial, Medical Entitlements
Staff also provides:
  • Ongoing telephone family support until a child with a learning disability is eligible for 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 Nassau ECDC has been primarily funded since 1979 by NYS Education Department grants to VCLC. For more information about preschool special education, early childhood development and the ECDE, call (516) 364-8580 or e-mail at Nassau ECDC.


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