NY State has terminated the contract with the Early Childhood Direction Centers, and all of them will close as of June 30, 2019.
As many of you know ECDC as been an amazing resource for families and professionals helping to navigate the systems of EI, transitioning to CPSE etc. for the past 30 years.
It has been said that the NYS Board of Regents is very concerned about the ECDC closure and the lack of transparency in the process. The Regents are meeting this coming Monday, January 14th which means there’s a very short window to make our feelings known! We need to tell them what the ECDC has done for us and what the lack of that support will mean for families of young children.
Here is the contact info to let your concerns be known:
Betty A. Rosa
12th Judicial District
Regents Office, State Education Building, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12234
T. Andrew Brown
7th Judicial District
925 Crossroads Building, Two State Street, Rochester, NY 14614
Commissioner of Education and
President of the University of the State of New York
P-12 Instructional Support
Assistant Commissioner Special Education