Special Education

Early Childhood Direction Centers Locations

Upstate Regions:

Capital District/North Country| Central | Lower Hudson| Mid Hudson| Mid South| Mid State | Mid West | West

NYC Boroughs:

Bronx | Brooklyn | Manhattan | Queens | Staten Island

Long Island:

Long Island

Upstate Regions:

  • Capital District/North Country: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington Counties

Ellen Burns, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 464-6356
Fax:(518) 464-3975
Email: eburns@gw.neric.org
Website: http://www.capregboces.org/ecdcexternal link

  • Central (Madison-Oneida): Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida Counties

Susan Calandra, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Madison-Oneida BOCES
4937 Spring Road
Tilden Hill Triplexus
Verona, NY 13478
Phone: (315) 361-5654
Fax: (315) 361-5653
Email: scalandra@moboces.org
Website: http://www.moboces.org/ecdc external link

  • Lower Hudson (Westchester): Putnam, Rockland, Westchester Counties

Suzanne Peretz, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Cedarwood Hall, Room A 106
Vahalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1709
Fax: (914) 493-8118
Email: speretz@wihd.org
Website: http://www.wihd.org/ecdcexternal link

  • Mid Hudson (Newburgh ): Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties

Suzanne Tremper, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Independent Living, Inc.
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 565-1162 ext. 209
Fax: (845) 565-0567
Email: stremper@myindependentliving.org
Website: http://myindependentliving.org/EN-Services/EarlyChildhoodDirectionCenterexternal link

  • Mid South (Binghamton): Allegheny, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Greene, Madison, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga Counties

Laurie Wightman, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 E. Frederick Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
Phone: (607) 724-2111
Fax: (607) 722-3615
Email: ecdc@stic-cil.org
Website: http://stic-cil.org/services.html#ecdcexternal link

  • Mid State  (Syracuse): Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins Counties

Tracey Menapace, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
805 So. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, N Y 13244-2280
Phone: (315) 443-4444
Fax: (315) 443-4338
Toll Free: 1-800-962-5488
Email: temenapa@syr.edu
Website: http://ecdc.syr.edu/external link

  • Mid West (Rochester): Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties; Rochester City

Beth Grier-Leva, Director
Regional Early Childhood Direction Center
15 Linden Park
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: (585) 249-7817 Toll free: 1-800-462-4344
Fax: (585) 249-7816
Email: beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu
Website: http://www.monroe.edu/supportservices.cfmexternal link
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  • West (Buffalo): Allegany, Cattraraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans Counties

Vickie Rubin, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
People Inc. Building
3131 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone:(716) 880-3875 or 1(800) 462-7653 
E-mail: vrubin@kaleidahealth.org
Website: http://www.wchob.org/ecdc/external link

NYC Boroughs:

  • Bronx  (NYC)

Ana Cecilia Hernandez, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
AHRC New York City
2488 Grand Concourse
Room 405
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 584-0658  
Fax:(718) 584-0859
E-mail: ecdcbronx@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ahrcnyc.org/services/services-by-type/bronxearlychildhood.html external link

  • Brooklyn (NYC)

Karen Samet, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
UCP of NYC, Inc, SHARE Center
160 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: (718) 437-3794  
Fax:(718) 907-3195
E-mail: ksamet@ucpnyc.org
Website:http://www.ucpnyc.org/info/agency/youthbrooklyn.cfmexternal link

  • Manhattan (NYC)

Marilyn Rubinstein, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
409 East 60th Street, Suite 3-312
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 746-6175
Fax: (212) 746-8895
E-mail: mrubinst@nyp.org
Website: http://nyp.org/ecdc/external link

  • Queens (NYC)

Catherine Warkala, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Queens Center for Progress
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 374-0002 Ext. 465
Fax: (718) 969-9149
E-mail: cwarkala@queenscp.org
Website: http://ecdc-queens.webs.comexternal link

  • Staten Island (NYC) 

Laura Kennedy, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Staten Island University Hospital
242 Mason Avenue, 1st Floor
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 226-6670
Fax: (718) 226-6385
E-mail: Lkennedy@siuh.edu
Website: http://www.siuh.edu/childhood.htmlexternal link

Long Island:

Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Carolyn Gammerman, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Variety Child Learning Center
47 Humphrey Drive
Syosset, NY 11791-4908
Phone: (516) 364-8580
Fax: (516) 921-2354
E-mail: cgammerman@vclc.org
Website: http://www.vclc.org/ecdc/external link

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Last Updated: June 18, 2014