Program areas at Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center
Special education - the special education programs consist of the following components: an Early intervention program, which is funded by the new york city department of health and mental hygiene, provides services to infants/toddlers suspected of having developmental delays. Program personnel provide appropriate evaluations, therapies for the children and service coordination for families to ensure that proper support is provided to the child and family. A special education program, which is funded by the new york city department of education, provides services to children between the ages of 3 and 5 who are suspected of having developmental delays. This program provides a host of therapies. The range of therapies currently being provided are special education itinerant teacher services (seit), speech and language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, social work and health paraprofessional. In addition, yvy provides related services to children ages 5-21. These children are referred to our program through the new york city board of education committee of special education (cse).
The insurance program provides therapeutic behavioral health intervention to children with an autism spectrum disorder (asd) diagnosis. Behavioral health intervention includes assessment, treatment planning, supervision, direct care and social skills group therapeutical services. Payment for services are rendered by medical insurance carriers for covered individuals' medical expense.
Headstart - Yeled v' yalda's direct grantee head start programs service children three to five years old and are designed to give income eligible children a quality preschool educational experience. Yvy's Early head start program is funded by the federal government to service expectant moms and infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years. Head start and Early head start programs offer the core educational services associated with the program, as well as special needs screening and follow-ups, medical needs screening and tracking and other social service supports to the child and family.