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About The Children's Center

The Children’s Center is a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays and disabilities from infancy through 21 years of age. The program operates through funding provided by the New York State Department of Education and the New York State Department of Health.

At The Children’s Center, students are offered a full complement of educational and therapeutic services to promote development in the following domains: cognitive, physical, social-emotional, communication and adaptive/self-help. Parents and care-givers are active participants in their child’s educational planning and serve as resources to the school-based team. Options for family support and parent training are also available.

The program has 3 major components:

Early Intervention - provides primarily home-based services to infants and toddlers, aged birth through 2 years 11 months, who meet the criteria set forth by the New York State Department of Health. A parent-child group for infant/toddlers with significant feeding difficulties (known as First Bites) is offered at the Center.

Preschool - services children aged 3-5 years in a comprehensive, full-day, center-based program. Program options include a 12:1:4 or a 12:1:2 special class, based upon the specific needs of the student and recommendations of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

School Age - offers educational, therapeutic and social opportunities for those students, ages 5-21, requiring specialized services outside their home school district. The school-age program serves 54 students in un-graded, multi-age classrooms, with student/teacher ratios of 6:1:2 or 12:1:4. Of the 54 students currently enrolled, 14 are also participants in the Children’s Residence Program (CRP) at UCP of Long Island.

For additional information about our programs and services please call: (631) 543-2338 or click here.