Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

The Child Center of New York


Name of organization:

The Child Center of NY, formerly Queens Child Guidance Center

Primary location:

67-14 41st Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Jane Ross, project director
(718) 458-4243

LEAs where service will be provided:

NYC Districts 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30 and the Queens High Schools


Years provider has delivered service:

52 years (24 years for tutoring)


Evidence that services have been effective:

Pre and post testing using the Gates-MacGinitie and Woodcock Reading tests for reading; and the Key Math-R for math.  In the reading program we currently operate, every year at least 85% of students improve their reading by one or more grade levels.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Wilson and Learning 100 for reading; AGS Publishing materials for math


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

1st through 12th


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (reading) and Math


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2 sessions a week for 30 weeks


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1 1/2 hours


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

October through May


Type of instruction:

Small Group of 4 (tutor to child ratio: 2:1)


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Reading strategies are based upon the principles of Orton Gillingham.  Both reading and math strategies will include a diagnostic-prescriptive approach that begins with testing.  Materials are then chosen based upon the skill deficits to be remediated.  Non-traditional materials, such as manipulatives, will be used as appropriate.  These methods are well suited to serving students with disabilities.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

As often as possible, students with limited English proficiency will be tutored by a young person who speaks the same language.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Tutors will be supervised by state certified teachers with masters' degrees in the appropriate fields. Tutors will be college students or high school students in 11th or 12th grade with proficiency in English Language Arts and/or math.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

The frequency of verbal feedback to parents will be established based upon parents’ wishes, and the formalized  Tutoring Contract.  At the end of the year, after post-testing, the Education Coordinator will meet with each parent to share test results. At this time the educational coordinator will prepare a written report to be shared with parents.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:

The Center has both agency and school based sites.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012