ABC provides nurturing early childhood programs that serve as a foundation for future learning. We prioritize children from low income families; children with developmental disabilities or delays; and children who have experienced homelessness, abuse, or trauma. We offer five Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention sites in East Harlem and Upper Yorkville and home-based services that bring therapy and the lessons of the classroom right into children's homes. Curricular instruction focuses on school readiness that aligns with New York State preschool learning standards, and coordinated instruction combines special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.


Our Schools

The Graham School

The Graham School at Echo Park has ten early childhood education classrooms, as well as home-based services, that together offer a full day of high-quality Early Head Start, Head Start, Preschool Special Education,and Universal Pre-Kindergarten in the East Harlem community.

Cassidy's Place

At Cassidy’s Place, preschoolers who live in poverty, have serious developmental and medical disabilities, are homeless, in foster care, or have suffered abuse, violence, and neglect play, learn, and thrive in nine dynamic classrooms and two outdoor play spaces. Cassidy's Place offers a full day of education and support services, blending Head Start, Preschool Special Education, and Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

Merricat's Castle School

At Merricat’s Castle School—the national inclusionary model for preschool education—typically-developing children and children with special needs grow and learn together in three nurturing preschool classrooms and a beautiful garden playground.


Cody Gifford House

Cody Gifford House offers Early Intervention services to disadvantaged infants and toddlers who struggle with severe developmental disabilities or delays and serious medical conditions.

Keith Haring School

This nurturing Early Intervention program serves children ages 0-3 who have severe developmental disabilities and delays, are from formerly homeless families, or are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.