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Harlem Child Development Center

 
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(212) 690-7234
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.

 

 

 

Therapeutic Nursery School

 

For children 3 to 5 years of age presenting with developmental delays, communication problems, social/emotional/behavioral difficulties, or attention and learning deficits.
 
Special Education Itinerant Teaching (SEIT) Program

 

Certified Special Educators work with children ages 3 to 5 who require additional support in their regular education settings to integrate them into their class while working to achieve child-specific goals. SEIT provides for 1:1 work and group work in the child’s classroom, consultation to the child’s teacher, parent guidance, and coordination of related services. (NYSED and NYC DOE funded)
 
Early Childhood Consultation
 

Specialists in child/family development provide ongoing, on-site consultation to private and public preschools. Consultants observe children, meet with directors and teachers, conduct workshops, and offer parent guidance, including child development referrals for assessment and services when needed.
 
Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic

 

Serves families with infants, toddlers, and children through elementary school age (up to age 8). The clinic offers evaluations and treatment planning; parent-child psychotherapy; individual, family, and group therapy; and family guidance. Learn more about the Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic.
 

For more information about programs and services offered by The Jewish Board click, here or call (212) 690-7234.
 

El Centro de Desarrollo para Niños en Harlem es un programa que hace parte del Jewish Board, el cual tiene muchos servicios que asisten a niños de todas las edades con problemas de desarrollo, neurológicos, de comportamiento y emocionales.
 
Los servicios incluyen una enfermera de terapia en la guardería, consultas de niñez temprana, y servicios médicos ambulatorios. Para mas información acceda esta hoja informacional o llame o visite al número o dirección escrito arriba.

 
 


 

Association to Benefit Children (ABC)

 
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Administrative office: 419 East 86th Street (between 1st and York Ave.), New York, NY 10028
ABC Schools’ addresses
(212) 845-3821
abc@a-b-c.org
 
Echo Park Children and Family Center
1841 Park Avenue (between Park and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10035

 

For COVID-19 updates visit https://www.facebook.com/assoctobenefit/

 
ABC offers distinctive programs that respond to the unique and changing need of a child and family.
 
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. ABC Schools and program details at www.a-b-c.org/early-childhood.
 
Family Support: Open Door 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. The Saturday Program offers a safe refuge for children and families from all across the city and provides nutritious meals for all participants. Learn more at www.a-b-c.org/family-support
 
After School Programs and Youth Services: available at Echo Park, ABC offers to children 5-21 years old academic round support for school with the Therapeutic Afterschool Program. In Afterschool, students also participate in “Study Buddies Connect”, a program where they connect with volunteer buddies who help them achieve their academic goals. Camp Calvin is a 6-week Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Learn more at www.a-b-c.org/youth-services
 
All Children’s House: serves children from birth to age 5—those at highest risk for morbidity and mortality resulting from abuse and neglect. All Children’s House builds child-parent attachment to help shield children against the extreme strains of poverty and complex trauma. To learn more visit www.a-b-c.org/preventive-services

 

La Asociación de Beneficios para los Niños (ABC en inglés) ubicada en la parte alta este de Manhattan tiene programas que benefician a niños y familias como:
 
-Niñez Temprana: programas que ofrecen terapia y clases en los centros o en las casas de niños de bajos recursos, sin hogar, con discapacidades o que han vivido traumas.
-OpenDoor: programas para todos los miembros de familias como entrenamiento de computadoras y trabajos, clases de inglés, ayuda con la ciudadanía, ayuda de inmigración, grupos de apoyo para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y más.
-Servicios de Juventud: Ofrece programas de verano y luego de clases, entrenamiento de trabajo para la juventud con discapacidades y compañía de estudio para niños y jóvenes de 5-21 años.
-Programas de Familia para ayudar con el manejo del dinero, asistencia legal, vivienda y cuidado de niños.
Para contactar a ABC haga click en las letras azul aquí

 
 


Preschool Special Education Services

 
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Preschool Special Education Services by the NYC Department of Education
Contact Your District’s Committee on Preschool Special Education Services by email
 
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.
 
Handout about requesting special education services
Spanish Handout about requesting special education services
 
Preschool Special Education Services Template Letter.
Preschool Special Education Services Template Letter with Spanish instructions.
 
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.

 

El Programa de Intervención Temprana (EI por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece servicios a familias con preocupaciones acerca del desarrollo de su hijo/a sin ningún costo. Si está interesado en una evaluación, escriba una carta al CPSE (Committee on Preschool Special Education) local.
 
Esta primera carta es la “remisión inicial” y debe ser escrita. Carta modelo para solicitar una evaluacion para obtener servicios de educación especial durante el pre-escolar.
 
Entregue la carta en persona o envíela por fax o email. Para encontrar el CPSE que cubre el domicilio de su niño, visite esta página. Necesitará conocer el distrito de la escuela de su hijo para localizar su CPSE. Para encontrar el distrito, visite Find a School tool. En la página Find a School Tool localice en el menú superior “Select language” y seleccione “Spanish”.