Early Childhood Direction Center

Brooklyn ECDC

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.

Click HERE for ECDC Workshops for Professionals- Fall 2017
December Workshops for Parents
Stay up to date on our workshop offerings by viewing the ADAPT calendar.

ECDC at ADAPT is located at our 160 Lawrence Avenue location in Brooklyn
(718) 437-3794
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*

Click here to download the ECDC Fact Sheet in English
Click here to download the ECDC Fact Sheet in Spanish

160 Lawrence Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016