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Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center

ECDC logoCapital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) is a New York State Education Department grant- funded project that provides training, technical assistance, information and support for school districts, providers of early childhood services and parents in the identification, referral and support of special education pre-school age children. No cost to schools, parents or agencies.

Services include

arrow bulletProviding information to families regarding child development, behavior, special needs and school related issues.

arrow bulletInformation and referral for families.

arrow bulletFollow-up to families to ensure appropriate services are accessed.

arrow bulletWorkshops for parents.

arrow bulletTechnical assistance/training for school districts related to preschool special education.

Our services are provided, free of charge and confidentially to all families, providers, and community agencies in the following areas: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington Counties. Download our brochure [PDF]

Additional Information

arrow bulletNew York State Education Department Office of Special Education

arrow bulletNew York State Early Childhood Direction Centers Network

arrow bulletSyracuse ECDC

    • upcoming conferences
  • National autism expert to present free conferences in Lake Placid and Hudson
  • Dont miss out on the opportunity to hear from national autism expert James Ball for free! The author of Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers and executive chair of the National Autism Society of America will be on hand in Lake Placid and Hudson, NY to share practical strategies to use when working with young children with special needs and challenging behaviors. He will also discuss successfully transitioning from the preschool years through adulthood. Sessions are recommended for parents, educators and service providers. Space is limited so register early.
  • Lake Placid
  • arrow bulletThursday, June 9 - Raising the Bar: New Thoughts on Behavioral Strategies for Young Children With Special Needs and Autism. Register online or contact Linda Stapleton at 518-464-3938, linda.stapleton@neric.org. Download event flyer [PDF]

  • arrow bulletFriday, June 10 - Setting the Course - Planning the Road Map for Transitioning Children With Special Needs and Autism. Register online or contact Linda Stapleton at 518-464-3938, linda.stapleton@neric.org. Download event flyer [PDF]

  • Hudson

  • arrow bulletThursday, May 19 - Raising the Bar: New Thoughts on Behavioral Strategies for Young Children With Special Needs and Autism. Register online or by phone at 607-724-2111. Download event flyer [PDF]

  • arrow bulletFriday, May 20 - Setting the Course: Planning the Road Map for Transitioning Children With Special Needs and Autism. Register online or by phone at 607-724-2111. Download event flyer [PDF]

    • toddler playingECDC Parent Webinars

View a webinar on transitioning from early intervention to preschool special education by Capital District ECDC Program Coordinator Ellen Burns. Webinar

View a webinar on transitioning from preschool special education to kindergarten presented by Capital District ECDC Program Coordinator Nancy Hampton. Webinar

VISIT THE PARENTS PLACE

Check out our updated parents place page for some fun fall ideas and links to articles about literacy and screen time. Parents Place

 

       

       

       

       

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More Info

Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC)
900 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205

 

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Contacts

Ellen Burns
518-464-6377
ellen.burns@neric.org

Nancy Hampton
518-464-6379
nancy.hampton@neric.org

 
Resources
Parents Place
Workshops
Early Intervention Officials
Preschool Evaluations and Program Openings
Helpful Links
Glossary of Terms

 

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