Cuomo First Step Early Childhood Center

Sponsor/Parent Agency:HeartShare Human Services of New York
Address:115-15 101st Ave. Richmond Hill NY 11419
World Wide Web: http://www.heartshare.org/programs/early-childhood-services/


Services include: the Toddler Program, which is a half-day, center-based, preschool program for youngsters ages 18-36 months; the Preschool Program provides a year-round, full-day program of education, recreation and therapy for children ages 3 to 5---activities include education, language and communication skills development, therapy, counseling, daily living skills development, creative play, music, outings and recreation centered around the child's individual needs.. Other family services are available.


Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; year-round except for limited vacation and holiday periods.

Eligibility Requirements:

Developmentally disabled children from 18 months to 5 years of age. Universal Pre-K program is open to all four-year old children who live in either school District 27 in Queens or District 20 in Brooklyn.

Admission Requirements/Documents:

Call to arrange a free, confidential screening at the Evaluation Center, 162-30 Crossbay Blvd. Howard Beach, N.Y. 11414. (718) 323-2877.

Fees/Methods of Payment:Free, and free door-to-door transportation is included.

Services Offered:Early Intervention for Developmentally DelayedHealth CareParenting Education
Target Groups(By Need):ChildrenFamilies / Friends of People with DisabilitiesInfants / Toddlers