The Early Childhood Education Center would like to offer our parents and visitors a place to find information, get ideas and learn about upcoming workshops and community events.


ECEC in the Community

Autism Walk- September 2017

Buddy Walk- October 2017

Fall is finally here which means so are the APPLES! New York State is really the Big Apple. We grow more than 1 billion pounds of apples a year. New York is the top growing apple state east of the Mississippi. The apple harvest is underway statewide!

Visit to find an orchard nearby!

 Activities to do this month


Colonie Center, Albany, NY

Visit miSci on the last Sunday each month for SenseAble Science – a special time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families.

SenseAble Science guests can enjoy miSci’s interactive exhibits, quiet space and a special planetarium show at 11 AM.

Sunday November 26, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Museum of Innovation and Science 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY

Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult Sundays (one child per adult), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).



Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Visit Albany’s Flight Trampoline Park: First and third Tuesday of every month is “Special Needs Night” 7-9 p.m.

 Sky Zone Albany: Special Needs Jump

Second Sunday of every month

Special Needs Sensory Friendly Jump will be from 9am – 11am and will be only $9.99 per hour with advance purchase. Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing. The second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.
Where: Sky Zone Albany, 50 Simmons Ln, Albany, NY 12204
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Who: Families and Individuals with sensory needs.
How: Pay for jump pass
Cost: $9.99 per hour
For more info: Call (518) 417-3838

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FREE Webinar-Preventing Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs

December 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Please join Mary Alice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.

FREE Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs

December 8, 2017  Start Time12:00 PM End Time: 1:30 PM Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: (716) 675-0239 

Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

Webinar: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
Thursday November 16, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time: 6:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Mary Beth Fadelici  Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents this webinar.

Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child’s service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. This training will provide this necessary information.

By being informed, you and your child’s service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.



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November 23-24, 2017- Thanksgiving Recess

November 22, 2017- Dismissal 11:15 – Thanksgiving Recess Begins

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