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://ecdc-cdnc.com/ external link

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

          Cori Lesher, Director
          Early Childhood Direction Center
          Resource Center for Independent Living
          409 Columbia Street, P.O. Box 210
          Utica, NY 13503
          Phone: (315) 272-1887
          Fax: (315) 797-4747
          Email: ecdc@rcil.com
          Website: www.rcil.com 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: www.wihd.org/ecdc external 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://www.ecdc-stic.com  external link

  • Mid State  (Syracuse): Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca and Tompkins Counties

Maria Gill , Director
Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
374 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-2280
Phone: (315) 443-4352
Fax: (315) 443-4338
Toll Free: 1-800-962-5488
Email: mkgill@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
Monroe #1 BOCES
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/webpages/recdc/ external link

  • West (Buffalo): Allegany, Cattraraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans Counties

Kimberly Suminski, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Childcare Resource Network (CCRN) Building
1000 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone:(716) 408-2589 or 1(800) 462-7653 
Fax:(716) 436-2583
E-mail: vrubin@kaleidahealth.org
Website: http://www.wchob.org/ecdc/external link

NYC Boroughs:

  • Bronx-(NYC)

             Maura Rosado, Director
             Early Childhood Direction Center
             Bronx Independent Living Services
             4419 Third Avenue Suite 2C
             Bronx, NY 10457
             Phone: (347) 271-8159, Video Phone:  (347) 269-1792
             Fax:(718) 515-2844
             E-mail: maura@bils.org
             Website: http://www.ecdcbronx.org/   or   http://www.bils.org/ 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/ecdc/ external 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/ecdcexternal link

  • Queens (NYC)

Catherine Warkala, Director
Early Childhood Direction Center
Queens Centers for Progress
81-15 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 215-1299 Ext. 4001
Fax: (718) 969-9149
E-mail: cwarkala@queenscp.org
Website: http://www.ecdcqueens.org/  external 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: Lkennedy30@northwell.edu
Website: http://www.siuh.edu/ecdc external link

  Long Island Region:

  • Long Island-Nassau and Suffolk Counties

             Dr. Faith Kappenberg, Director
             Early Childhood Direction Center
             College of Education, Information and Technology                                                            Center for Community Inclusion
             720 Northern Boulevard
             Brookville, NY 11548
             Phone: (516) 413-8229
             Fax: (516) 299-4167
             E-mail: LIEarlychildhoodDC@liu.edu
             Website: http://liearlychildhoodliu.org/  external link

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Last Updated: March 21, 2017