(Early Childhood Development Center)
In 1974, the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) was established in partnership with CCHP and the Junior League of New York. Parents with children up to three years old can enroll in ECDC classes to learn the principles of childhood development and gain on-going support and guidance through a facilitated group setting.
Parent-education groups are led by parent educators, all of whom are former ECDC participants themselves, and follow a curriculum created by ECDC staff.
In a small group setting, parents can share their questions, learn what to expect and how to respond to their child’s changing needs. Groups meet weekly, and are organized by the child’s birthdate to discuss issues of normal childhood development with other parents of children the same age.
To learn more, please contact Becky Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Thea Obstler at email@example.com. You can also call 212.360.7803 or 212.360.7407.
M, Th, F 9:00AM - 5:00PM & Tu, W 9:00AM - 7:30PM
1900 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10029
The curriculum for ECDC is structured around the following topics:
0 - 5 Months
Development of Basic Trust
Comforting vs. Spoiling
Sleeping and Feeding
Enjoyment of Child as a Person
Motor and Language Development
Attachment and Separation
Two’s – Terrific or Terrible
Discipline vs. Punishment
Self-control and Accepting Delay
Issues of Independence
Spacing of Children
Sharing and Taking Turns
Readiness for Pre-School
Learning to Play with Others
Effects of Technology and Screen Time
Protecting Your Child
Dealing with Anger