EIP Transition Guidance - 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:

  • preschool programs
  • transportation
  • medical, educational, and social services
  • evaluation and assessment services
  • funding
  • parent education programs and resources
  • day care
  • the State's early intervention system

Services Include:

  • matching the needs of children with available services
  • assisting parents in obtaining services
  • following up to ensure that children receive services
  • coordination of services between agencies
  • education of parents of preschool children with disabilities

Western Region


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

Early Childhood Direction Center
C/O Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, New York 14222-9988
Phone: (716) 880-3875 or 1-800-462-7653
Fax: (716) 888-1456
E-mail: vrubin@kaleidahealth.org

Mid-West Region


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

Early Childhood Direction Center
41 O'Connor Road
Fairport, New York 14450
Phone: (585) 249-7817 or 1-800-462-4344
Fax: (585) 249-7816
E-mail: Jill_Delvecchio@boces.monroe.edu

Mid-State Region


Service Area: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, 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
E-mail: tmenapa@syr.edu

Southern Tier Region


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

Early Childhood Direction Center
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 E. Frederick Street
Binghamton, New York 13904
Phone: (607) 724-2111
Fax: (607) 772-3615
E-mail: ecdc@stic-cil.org

North Country Region


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

Early Childhood Direction Center
SUNY Potsdam
Saterlee Hall 104
Sheard Literacy Center
Potsdam, New York 13676-2294
Phone: (315) 267-2145
Fax: (315) 267-3409
E-mail: snelltp@potsdam.edu

Capital Region


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

Early Childhood Direction Center
Capital Region BOCES
Maywood Elementary School
1979 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12205
Phone: (518) 464-6377
Fax: (518) 464-6369
E-mail: eburns@gw.neric.org

Mid-Hudson Valley Region


Service Area: Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
Independent Living, Inc.
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, New York 12550
Phone: (845) 565-1162 x209
Fax: (845) 565-0567
E-mail:Stremper@myindependentliving .org

Lower-Hudson Valley Region


Service Area: Putnam, Rockland, Westchester Counties

Early Childhood Direction Center
Westchester Institute for Human Development
20 Hospital Oval West, Room 300A
Valhalla, New York 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1709
Fax: (914) 493-1973
E-mail: speretz@chcsnet.org

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
E-mail: nassauecdc@vclc.org


Service Area: Suffolk County

Early Childhood Direction Center
99 Hollywood Drive
Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: (631) 863-2600
Fax: (631) 863-2082
E-mail: ecdcsuffolk@ddiinfo.org

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
E-mail: mrubinst@nyp.org


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
E-mail: ksamet@ucpnyc.org


Service Area: Queens

Early Childhood Direction Center
Queens Center for Progress
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
Phone: (718) 374-0002, x465
Fax: (718) 969-9149
E-mail: cwarkala@queenscp.org


Service Area: Bronx

Early Childhood Direction Center
2488 Grand Concourse, Room 405
Bronx, New York 10458
Phone: (718) 584-0658
Fax: (718) 584-0859
E-mail: ecdcbronx@yahoo.com

Staten Island

Service Area: Richmond (Staten Island)

Early Childhood Direction Center
Staten Island University Hospital
242 Mason Avenue, 1st Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305
Phone: (718) 226-6670
Fax: (718) 226-6385
E-mail: Lkennedy@siuh.edu