Early Childhood Education

The centerpiece of ABC’s “whole family” approach is early childhood education, which lays the groundwork for life-skills such as patience, tenderness, civility, and fortitude as well as imparting school-readiness tools for future success. While each of ABC’s schools has its own special focus, all treasure each child’s individuality and infinite potential, encourage optimum development, celebrate diversity in all its forms, honor children’s shared humanity, and recognize parents as central to their children’s well-being and achievements. Because ABC's early childhood programs incorporate skilled teaching and carefully crafted curricula, foster school communities that welcome and respect individual differences, and provide health screenings that detect and address potential problems, children are able to thrive.

The Graham School at Echo Park
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, Preschool Special Education, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Universal Pre-Kindergarten in the East Harlem community.
Cassidy's Place
At Cassidy’s Place, preschoolers who live in poverty and have serious developmental and medical disabilities and those who are homeless, in foster care, have suffered abuse, violence, and neglect are able to play, learn, and thrive in nine dynamic classrooms and two outdoor play spaces.
Merricat's Castle School
At Merricat’s Castle School, typically-developing children, children with special needs, children of privilege, and children who live in poverty all grow and learn together.
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
At the Keith Haring School, children with developmental disabilities and delays and serious medical conditions receive occupational, physical, and speech therapies, and mental health counseling in a safe and stimulating setting.