Here are some of our favorite resources for early childhood education, developmental delays and disabilities, nutrition, and other information:
Advocates for Children offers a guide to preschool special education services that covers topics such as eligibility for preschool special education, the four-step process for obtaining services through the Committee on Preschool Special Education, the different types of programs and services available, and what to do if services are not in place.
The latest in autism research, with resources and tools for educators and families.
A national resource advocating for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to age eight.
The Kennedy Children’s Center is a proud affiliate of Catholic Charities of New York (CCNY). CCNY’s website contains information and resources related to strengthening families and communities by supporting those in need.
Information on early childhood care, nutrition, and educational programs in New York State.
Information from New York City Department of Health about eating healthy and being physically active in early childhood.
Supports families and young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities
Contains current materials and resources related to the Common Core Foundation
Information on education regulations in New York State
Information on early childhood education in New York State
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
Information on childhood health, child care and other early childhood topics in New York City
Information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, as well as easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education
A directory of services available to Manhattan individuals with a developmental disability and/or their families
A directory of services available to Bronx individuals with a developmental disability and/or their families
Resources for parents that include workshops on raising children with developmental challenges, one-to-one counseling and other services. Staff is bilingual in English and Spanish
If your child is transitioning to kindergarten this year, the Department of Education offers a website with information on the IEP process, the turning 5 process, and the transition to kindergarten.