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Professional Development

VCLC provides on and off-site training seminars, workshops and consultation services for early childhood educators and professionals, and pediatric residents.

Special Education Teacher Training

VCLC's Lufrano Training Program provides training to early childhood and special education staff on and offsite, along with consultation about particular issues. Our Faculty has extensive knowledge of autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and other childhood development issues along with years of experience in the classroom. They are also experts in special education inclusion programs including Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT). In 1997, the New York State Education Department named VCLC a "Developer/Demonstrator" with the responsibility as "experienced practitioners" to provide training, materials, and technical assistance to the field.

Our seminar series focuses on relevant topics such as behavior management, language development, speech therapy, emerging literacy, physical therapy and more. Attendees observe some of the practical applications in VCLC's lab school. All class and therapy rooms have viewing mirrors and intercoms.

Certificates of completion are given to those attending.

In collaboration with Winthrop University Hospital,VCLC operates a training program for pediatric residents, to increase their understanding of early childhood developmental disabilities and autism, and the important role families play in identification and become familiar with entitlements for children.

For information about on and off site training seminars, workshops and consultation services, call Stacey Ratner, 516-921-7171, Ext. 2249. For a schedule of upcoming seminars, please check out our Calendar of Events.
  • Seminars: Overview   Professional and experienced staff present on critical topics that affect your programs and services. Check out our Seminars-Upcoming page for upcoming new seminar series topics and dates.
  • Upcoming Seminars   VCLC offers training to early childhood professionals, educators, therapists, pediatric residents, family members and caregivers. Watch for new schedule beginning April 2014
  • What Professionals Say   Professionals call VCLC seminars invaluable, validating, empowering, informative... Check out our Seminars-Upcoming page for upcoming new seminar series topics and dates.
  • Meet our Training Faculty   "The presenters were very knowledgeable. They were organized and presented an enormous amount of information. I found the series very informative and useful"
    -Diane Steinberg, P.S.21Q
  • Training for Pediatric Residents   The goal of this program is to increase the number of eligible children identified and referred for special education evaluations and special services, when significant changes in development can be made.
  • Training Films   For more information about VCLC's training films contact Barbara Sawicki @ 516-921-7171 ext 2127 or by email:
  • Seminars: Past   Check out our Seminars-Upcoming page for upcoming new seminar series topics and dates.
  • Consultation   Senior staff is available to provide technical assistance concerning individual needs identified by nursery schools, childcare centers, school districts, etc.
  • Offsite Workshops   Senior staff is available to provide workshops and presentations to your staff and/or parents at your site.

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