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.
Providing information to families regarding child development, behavior, special needs and school related issues.
Information and referral for 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. Download our brochure [PDF]
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