Long Island City Early Childhood Center
Long Island City, NY 11101
Principal: Karen Kaja
Serving Preschool Students 3-5 years old
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. 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, social emotional, and communication 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, parent coordinator, and nurse.
The Long Island City Early Childhood Center serves preschoolers with special needs and typically developing 3-5 year olds through a variety of classroom sizes.
- UPK-4- 18:1:1- 18 Students, one Teacher, one Teacher Assistant
- UPK-3- 15:1:1- 15 Students, one Teacher, one Teacher Assistant
CPSE- Special Education:
- 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
- 8:1:2 — 8 Students, one Teacher, two Teacher Assistants
- 6:1:2 — 6 Students, one Teacher, two Teacher Assistants
Long Island City Early Childhood Center is expanding! Our Universal Pre-School program will be offering both 3k and 4k programming starting fall 2022. LIC has one 3k classroom of 15:1:1 (15 students: one teacher: one assistant) and one 4k classroom of 18:1:1 (18 students: one teacher: one assistant),
We are now accepting applications with limited seat availability.
In addition, we provide the following related services and family supports:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Counseling/Play Therapy
- Parent Events and Workshops