Training Programs

The Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) in Manhattan provides free training programs to families and professionals. Workshops offered include information on the early intervention and preschool special education systems. Training programs are tailored to the specific needs of families or agencies and are offered on-site.

Workshops offered by the ECDC in Manhattan

  • Early Intervention - An overview for professionals.

  • Preschool Special Education - An overview for professionals.

  • The Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education Services - Supporting families through the process.

  • The Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten Special Education Services - Supporting families through the process.

  • Sharing the News - Talking with families about their child's development and supporting them through the early intervention and/or preschool special education evaluation process.

  • An Introduction to Inclusion - What is it and how to make it work for young children.

  • Finding Your Way Through the ABC's of Early Intervention and Special Education Services - An Educator's Guide: Learn the meaning of the "Alphabet Soup" of early intervention and special education services and how you can help families understand these systems.

  • What is an IFSP / What is an IEP - The role of the early childhood teacher in the development and implementation of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)/Individual Education Plan (IEP).

  • Positive Learning Outcomes - Strategies for incorporating and supporting Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)/ Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals in early childhood classrooms.

  • Positive Learning Outcomes - Supporting effective curriculum for all children.

  • Collaborations for Kindergarten Readiness - Strategies for working with families and special education itinerant teachers.

  • Challenging Behaviors - Including children with social/emotional issues in early childhood environments.


Early Childhood Direction Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital
409 East 60th Street, Suite 3-312
New York, NY 10022

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Phone: 212-746-6175
Fax: 212-746-8895