Long Island City Early Childhood Center
Long Island City, NY 11101
Serving Preschool Students with Special Needs
The Long Island City Early Childhood Center is a vibrant, community program located in Long Island City. Our students come from inner-city neighborhoods within four boroughs of New York City. The school population we serve is composed of three- to five-year-old multi-cultural and multi-lingual children with special education needs. Our classrooms utilize techniques such as structured teaching, visual communication systems, developmentally appropriate practices, and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support [PBIS] framework. Our goal is to maximize a child’s independence by supporting their cognitive, socio-educational, emotional, and play skills.
Our Staff is comprised of a multi-cultural/multi-lingual diverse group of professionals providing education in Alternate Interim Bilingual class settings. Educational/clinical and administrative staff include: teachers, teacher assistants, school psychologist, social worker, occupational and physical therapists, intake coordinator, and nurse.
The Long Island City Early Childhood Center serves preschoolers with special needs through a variety of classroom sizes.
- 12:1:2 — 12 Students, one Teacher, two Teacher Assistants
- 12:1:3 — 12 Students, one Teacher, three Teacher Assistants
- 8:1:3 — 8 Students, one Teacher, three Teacher Assistants
- 6:1:2 — 6 Students, one Teacher, two Teacher Assistants
In addition, we provide the following related services and family supports:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Counseling/Play Therapy
- Parent Events and Trainings