The Brooklyn Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) provides information and referral services to families and young children who have suspected or diagnosed developmental delays or disabilities. Children referred must reside in Brooklyn and be five years of age or younger. The Brooklyn ECDC is one of 14 direction centers in New York State funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
We assist hundreds of families, children and professionals each year through a variety of offerings. These include linking children and families to available services, supports and programs in New York City, referrals to agencies and professionals providing services to young children and their families, referrals to the New York City Early Intervention Program (EI), and assistance with referrals to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). We remain in contact and follow up with families until their child reaches age five. Workshops and resources for families and professionals are provided.
ECDC at ADAPT is located at our 160 Lawrence Avenue location in Brooklyn
Fax: (718) 907-3195
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*The ECDC is barrier free and bilingual Spanish staff is available*