A Sought After Expert in the Field

New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) is a leading provider of early childhood mental health services in New York. NYCCD builds on decades of direct practice experience and research initiatives to create high-impact trainings, advocate for better policies, and shape best practices in the field of early childhood mental health.
A robust body of interdisciplinary research converges to show that healthy social emotional development in the first five years is a key foundation for children’s success throughout life, and, that when challenges a, it is easier, and far more effective, to address them when children are young.
NYCCD is a frequently sought-after expert by government and private agencies to provide professional development throughout New York City and State. Our organization has received highly competitive city, state and federal grants to provide consultation, professional development and mental health services in a variety of early childhood settings.

New York City Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance Center

The New York City Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) is tasked with building the capacity and competencies of mental health and early childhood professionals. TTAC is a partnership between NYCCD and the McSilver Institute on Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU), funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. NYU’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research provides clinical, business and system transformation supports statewide to all behavioral health providers in New York State.

Together, we form a strong partnership in supporting the field of early childhood mental health combining deep clinical expertise and solid business acumen to build the capacities and competencies of those working with young children and supporting the programs who serve them. TTAC provides specialized training and technical assistance to equip licensed mental health clinics, early care and education settings, and practitioners in all child serving systems with the knowledge and tools they need to support the healthy social emotional development of New York’s youngest children. TTAC has trained over 12,000 professionals. TTAC has compiled a rich library of recordings and PowerPoints available on our website, which offer the latest research and best practices by national experts in infant and early childhood mental health to expand knowledge across a range of skill levels and to advance practice.

The NYCCD Training Institute

The NYCCD Training Institute aims to provide responsive and tailored supportive services and technical assistance to the early childhood education community. We provide workshops, reflective practice groups, crisis-response services, consultation, and coaching. Workshops and trainings are culturally affirming and rooted in theory and best practices in infant mental health, early childhood education/special education, and related therapies. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Some of our topic areas include:

Managing Anxiety in Young Children/Hierarchy of Anxiety Management

Understanding How Relationships Form the Infant and Child Brain

An Introduction to Mindfulness and Reflective Practice

DIR®/Floortime™ in Early Childhood Education and Intervention

Counteracting Implicit Bias

Self-Reflection as a Pathway to Culturally Affirming Practice

Trauma and Early Childhood Development

"United Neighborhood Houses of New York is grateful for our long-standing partnership with NYCCD. This is a true and dynamic partnership that always focuses on and strengthens young children and their families and the dedicated and skilled professionals who teach and support them. NYCCD is responsive, compassionate, wise, and nimble. Their trainings are highly sought and valued."
United Neighborhood Houses of New York.
“With a vision toward innovation, NYCCD sits at a crossroads of practice, research and theory. It has grown to serve the broader community, transform service delivery systems, advance practice and truly change lives.”
Gilbert Foley, Ed. D.
“McSilver has partnered with NYCCD, an acknowledged leader in early childhood mental health, on a number of impactful projects; most notably, The Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance Project, leveraging NYCCD's expertise in the field of early childhood and McSilver's experienced technical assistance entity."
McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University

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