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December 22, 2014
Capital District/North Country Early Childhood Direction Center

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


Ellen Burns, 464-6377

Nancy Hampton, 464-6379

Capital 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.

toddler playingServices include:

  • Providing information to families regarding child development, behavior, special needs and school related issues.
  • Information and referral for families
  • Matching services to children and families
  • Follow-up to families to ensure appropriate services are accessed
  • Workshops for parents
  • Technical 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.

    ECDC Parent Webinars

    View a webinar on transitioning from preschool special education to kindergarten presented by Capital District
    ECDC Program Coordinator Nancy Hampton
here. Additional webinars produced by ECDC are coming soon.

 ECDC Information

Resources for Parents and Professionals




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