Appendix B - Early Childhood Direction Centers


The Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDCs) provide information about programs and services for young children, ages birth through five, who have physical, mental or emotional disabilities and help families obtain services for their children.


The ECDCs Provide Information About:

Services Include:



Western Region 

Service Area: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans Counties 

Early Childhood Direction Center
Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
888 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone: (716) 878-7282 or 1-800-462-7653
Fax: (716) 878-1267

Service Area: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates Counties 

Early Childhood Direction Center
East Main Street
Suite 240
Rochester, New York 14605
Phone: (585) 399-4617 or 1-800-462-4344
Fax: (585) 271-4228

Central New York Region

Service Area: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
805 So. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244-2280
Phone: (315) 443-4444 or 1-800-962-5488
Fax: (315) 443-4338


Southern Tier Region

Service Area: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties

 Early Childhood Direction Center
Endicott Learning Center
23 Jackson Avenue
Endicott, New York 13760
Phone: (607) 786-8524 or 1-800-552-0150
Fax: (607) 786-8530


 North Country

Service Area: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence Counties

 Early Childhood Direction Center
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
Adirondack Education Center
711 NYS Route 3
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Phone: (518) 891-1330
Fax: (518) 891-6043

Capital District

Service Area: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
Capital Region BOCES
Maywood Elementary School
1979 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12205
Phone: (518) 464-6356
Fax: (518) 464-6369


Mid-Hudson Region

Service Area: Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
25 Webster Street
Kingston, New York 12401-5823
Phone: (845) 338-6755
Fax: (845) 338-6791

Service Area: Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
Children’s Rehabilitation Center
317 North Street
White Plains, New York 10605
Phone: (914) 597-4056
Fax: (914) 597-4053


Long Island

Service Area: Nassau County

Early Childhood Direction Center
Variety Child Learning Center
47 Humphrey Drive
Syosset, New York 11791-4908
Phone: (516) 364-8580
Fax: (516) 921-2354

Service Area: Suffolk County 

Early Childhood Direction Center
99 Hollywood Drive
Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: (631) 863-2600
Fax: (631) 863-2082


New York City 

Service Area: New York (Manhattan) 

Early Childhood Direction Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
435 East 70th Street, Suite 2A
New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212) 746-6175
Fax: (212) 746-8895

Service Area: Kings (Brooklyn

Early Childhood Direction Center
UCP of NYC, Inc.
SHARE Center
160 Lawrence Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11230
Phone: (718) 437-3794
Fax: (718) 436-0071

Service Area: Queens 

Early Childhood Direction Center
United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
Phone: (718) 380-3002 Ext. 433
Fax: (718) 380-3214

Service Area: Bronx 

Early Childhood Direction Center
2488 Grand Concourse
Room 405
Bronx, New York 10458
Phone: (718) 584-0658
Fax: (718) 584-0859

Service Area: Richmond (Staten Island) 

Early Childhood Direction Center
Staten Island University Hospital
Spring Building
1034 Targee Street, Room 107
Staten Island, New York 10304
Phone: (718) 390-4737
Fax: (718) 390-4874