Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center

2885 St. Theresa Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(646) 975-2700
The Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center is accessible via the 6 train.

Principal: DeAnna Diamond

Serving Preschool Students with Special Needs

The Birch Family Services Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center (PBECC) is the newest of our preschool programs to open its doors to students with special needs.

We have a staff comprised of talented and dedicated special education teachers, teaching assistants, and clinicians who provide a nurturing and enriched learning environment for our students.

Birch Pelham Bay utilizes the creative curriculum, a pre-k curriculum that is: developmentally appropriate and research-based; aligned with the New York State Common Core; and designed to support all teachers with guides that describe the “what, why, and how”. Our classrooms are rich in technology, literacy based programs, visual supports, music, art, science, math, and nutritional instructional supports.

The Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center Serves Preschoolers with Special Needs Through a Variety of Classroom Sizes.

  • Preschool Special Education: Special Classes
  • Ranging in size from 8 to 12 students: Chronological Age Range: 2.9 years to 5 years

In addition, we provide the following related services and family supports:

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Counseling/Play Therapy
  • Parent Events and Monthly Trainings

Family Resources