About Us

New York Center for Child Development is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the optimal development of young children. We offer educational and therapeutic services for children from birth through age five and for their parents and the professionals and institutions that serve them. Underlying all our work is the latest academic research and an understanding of the profound effect of early childhood relationships and mental health on all future development and success. New York Center strives to identify and address developmental and mental health challenges, focusing on children’s interests and strengths and ensuring that the relationships in which they grow are positive and supportive. We are deeply committed to the children we serve and to all children, who will benefit from the advancement of knowledge, training, and public policy we seek.

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“We are focused on the welfare and optimal development of young children. We place great value on our relationships with a family of partners in this enterprise. That includes the children, their families, the staff and our professional Advisory Board. Together, we stand at the crossroads of current academic thinking and best clinical practice, not only in terms of quality of service, but level of caring and commitment.”

Michael Gordon,
Executive Director

Out of respect for the privacy of our children, the photos on this website are not of children in our programs.