The Northside Center for Child Development Day School’s Therapeutic Early Childhood Center (TECC)


The School offers a classroom experience for children from 18 months to 8 years old, who have emotional problems, developmental delays, language deficits, learning disabilities, mild neurological impairments and/or significant health issues. Services and transportation are provided free to the children who are accepted.

The Therapeutic Early Childhood Center School has four programs:

• The School

• The Susan Patricof Head Start/Early Head Start Center

Parents play an important role in the school, and enjoy participating in our cultural, recreational, and educational activities. Classes for parents have included: Arts and Crafts, Introduction to Computers, Creative Writing, Career Planning and The Parent Newsletter. Celebrations occur throughout the year and parents also help to plan the festivities and refreshments for such activities as Thanksgiving, the Winter Holidays Around the World, a Multicultural Celebration, and Graduation.

The T.E.C.C. excels in providing an experiential enrichment component to all students.

The staff includes special educators, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, an art therapist, a psychiatrist and a nurse.


Northside Center is a New York State approved evaluation site under the Committee on Pre-School Special Education. Comprehensive evaluations are provided for children ages 3- 5 years of age in the areas of cognitive, social emotional, speech and language and fine and gross motor development. If your child receives Early Intervention Services and may still need additional services after the age of 3 or you have concerns about your pre-school child's speech/language, learning, physical or behavioral development, call the T.E.C.C. Intake Coordinator at (212) 426-3452.


The Susan Patricof Head Start/Early Head Start Center provides early childhood education services to over 200 children and their families in the East and Central Harlem Community. The Head Start Center is a comprehensive early childhood development program for pregnant families and low-income children from birth to age five and their families.

302 East 111th Street New York, NY 10029

Telephone (646) 351-1300 Fax: (646) 351-1398/99. Hours of Operation for Children: 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday Program is Open all Year Round



TECC Main Page

Early Intervention Program

Pre-Kindergarden Program

School-Age Program

Head Start Programs

Library Program


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