✔ 3K for All
✔ Childhood Early Literacy
✔ Early Intervention – Request for an evaluation to the NYCDOH for a child <2 years
✔ Early Intervention – Request for an evaluation to the CPSE for a child 3 to 5 years
✔ Individualized Education Plan for 6+
✔ Youth Service Provider – Supportive Children Advocacy Network (SCAN)
Organizations serving children with disabilities:
¬ Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
¬ The Jewish Board
3-K for All provides free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds.
Visit nyc.gov/3k to find programs for the 2020-2021 school year.
The application season to enroll your child in 3-K preschool is open! It opened on February 5th, 2020 and closes April 24th, 2020. All children born in 2017 that are living in New York City qualify to apply.
¬ Apply online, by phone (718-935-2067, Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm, except holidays), or in person
¬ Requires proof of address, child’s age, and vaccination records.
For more information on how to apply click 3-K for All
311 (ask for Early Intervention)
The Early Intervention (EI) Program helps young children (birth to 3 years) who are not learning, playing, growing, talking, or walking like other children their age. The program works with your family to set goals for your child and create a plan to help your child and your family meet these goals.
The EI Program is available to all eligible New York City children, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, disability or immigration status and services are provided at no cost.
If your child is 2 years 11 months or older, visit “Preschool Special Education Services”.
**VERY IMPORTANT: speak to a social worker for assistance (ask your child’s doctor for a referral). Doctors can make a referral by completing the Early Intervention Program Referral Form.
Find more information about how to enroll here.
The Early Intervention (EI) Program provides services to families concerned about their child’s development. These services are provided free of charge to families.
If you are concerned about your child’s development and you are interested in a preschool special education evaluation, you can write a letter to your local Committee of Preschool Special Education CPSE . This letter is called an “initial referral” and it must be made in writing.
Find a letter template here.
You may provide the referral to your CPSE in person, by fax, or by mail. To find out which CPSE covers your child’s home address and to get your CPSE office’s contact information visit this website. You will need to know your child’s school district. To find that district, look up your school’s address with the Find a School tool.
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are a part of public education. They are given to eligible kids who attend public school. That includes charter schools.
An IEP a map that lays out the program of special education instruction, supports, and services kids need to make progress and thrive in school. The term IEP is also used to refer to the written plan that spells out the specific types of help kids will get.
To request an evaluation for your 6-year old child or older to the principal of your school, follow the template letter here.
(212) 289-8030 | firstname.lastname@example.org
345 East 102nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10029
SCAN has after-school programs, early childhood education, building job skills, counseling, tutoring, test preparation, nutrition help, cooking classes, violence prevention, a safe space for LGBTQ youth, and family services for domestic violence survivors, substance abuse and rehabilitation.
419 East 86th Street, New York, NY, 10028
ABC is located in the Upper East Side has programs that benefit children and families such as:
Early Childhood: Programs that offer therapy and lessons at the centers or at home for children of low income families, with disabilities, or those that have gone through trauma or homelessness.
OpenDoor: offers programs for all family members such as computer and job training, English classes, help getting citizenship, immigration help, domestic violence support groups, and more.
Youth Services: offers after-school and summer programs, job training for youth with disabilities, and study buddies for kids and teens ages 5-21 years old.
Family Programs to help families with money management, legal assistance, housing and childcare.
To contact ABC click the blue link here.
34 West 139th Street New York, NY 10037
The Harlem Child Development Center is a program that is part of The Jewish Board and has many services that will help children of many ages with many developmental, neurological, emotional, and behavioral problems.
There are individual and group services for the children, their families, and those who take care of them.
The services include a Therapeutic Nursery School, Special Education Itinerant Teaching Program, Early Childhood Consultation, and an Outpatient Clinic.
The outpatient clinic serves families with infants, toddlers, and children up to age 8. The clinic offers a variety of services to support your child’s development and wellbeing, including: child’s comprehensive evaluation, individual play therapy, and parental groups for families. Learn more about the Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic.
For information about other programs and services offered by The Jewish Board click, here or call (212) 690-7234.