Little Meadows Early Childhood
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center, Inc. will maintain a leadership role as an early childhood agency dedicated to excellence in service to children. We are dedicated to complying with the requirements of the Federal IDEA, and to ensuring that the educational needs of all children and their families are met by our staff. Through partnership with individuals, families, and the community we will provide the resources to enable young children to reach their full potential in life. We maintain a strong cultural integrity with respect to children and their families, and employ staff with the highest ethical standards.
We offer afternoon toddler playgroups.
We offer preschool classes for children with and without disabilities.
Children are provided a quality early childhood experience in a safe, comfortable, nurturing environment. Focus is placed on child-initiated learning, language development and social/emotional growth.
A high staff/child ratio ensures that each child is given individual attention when needed.
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center is dedicated to meeting the varied needs of all young children. We recognize that the early years are a time of rapid intellectual and physical growth.
Children require stimulating and challenging experiences as they move from one developmental stage to another. At Little Meadows we capture these growth opportunities by providing carefully selected developmentally appropriate activities which ensure success, build self-esteem and are fun.
Little Meadows is approved by:
- NY State Education Department
- NY State Department of Health
- NYC Department of Education
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Little Meadows has a NYS approved Health Care Plan. This plan allows Little Meadows to administer medication to children, if directed by the child’s parent and physician
Early Intervention (EI) & Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) services are for children who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay or disability & are eligible based on NYSDOH or NYSED guidelines. NYCDOHMH for EI and NYCDOE for CPSE must refer children for evaluations. Type of services, frequency, duration, location & provider are determined by the municipality for EI and the school district for CPSE. Families have no out of pocket expense but are responsible for fees/costs associated with child care. All therapists & teachers are licensed &/or certified according to NYSDOH & NYSED regulations.