The Mid-State Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) is housed at Syracuse University as part of the Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies.  We receive our funding from NYSED/VESID.

ECDC covers a 6-county region (Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, and Tompkins) where we provide the following services:

  • Consultation, mentoring, and support for the inclusion of children with special needs in community-based programs.
  • Information to address your questions about early childhood development, behavior, and specific disabilities.
  • Access to up-to-date resources, including state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Training and workshops, tailored to your organization’s needs.
  • Information on the evaluation process, challenging behaviors, and community services.
  • Follow-up with families until children are in kindergarten.
  • Observation, consultation, and technical assistance for child care providers and families.

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MidState Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
370 Huntington Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-4444
Toll Free: 1-800-962-5488
Fax: 315-443-4338
Email: ecdc@syr.edu