Early Childhood

early childhood

Each child is an individual, a member of a family, and part of the community. Through our nationally recognized Child Development Center (CDC), we offer protective, supportive and nurturing programs which help young children through those of elementary school age. Children may have a range of behavioral, developmental, and emotional difficulties.

See our Child Development Center Re-Opening plan for the 2020-2021 School Year (Download the PDF)

In school-based and community settings, we provide early childhood services such as assessments, therapeutic educational programs, remediation, counseling, and consultation.

The Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic

The clinic offers evaluation and treatment programs for children’s and families trying to manage through separation, divorce, illness, domestic violence, trauma, school difficulties, and developmental delays.

Louise and Henry Loeb Therapeutic Nursery School

The nursery provides a highly structured, small group classroom for children ages 3-5, focusing on developmental delays in communication, social responsiveness, play skills, motor development, sensory processing, and attention and learning deficits.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC)

ECMHC is a problem-solving and capacity-building intervention implemented within a collaborative relationship between a professional Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and one or more adults, typically an early care and education provider and/or family member of children from birth to age 6 and their families.

An ECMH Consultant plays three major roles (adapted from Cohen & Kaufmann, 2000) that collectively seek to:

  • Build the capacity of staff, programs, systems and families to promote young children’s healthy social/emotional development
  • Prevent or address troubling or challenging behavior
  • Support early childhood mental health and the development of nurturing early childhood environments.

Brownsville Child Development Center

The outpatient clinic serves families with infants, toddlers, and children up to age seven, offering a variety of services to support your child’s development and wellbeing, including comprehensive evaluations, individual play therapy and evidence-based interventions, parent support groups, and collateral/individual therapy for parents. Learn more.