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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

    • News

    • 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

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More Info

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


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