Education Programs and Services

We provide instructional and therapeutic programs for children with learning, language, motor, communication and behavioral challenges. Available to all children who qualify from birth to 5 years of age via New York’s Early Intervention and CPSE programs.

IAHD’s Early Intervention Services are available for children from birth to three years of age.  IAHD provides service coordination, evaluations, special instruction in a center-based facility,  family training, speech and language, physical and occupational therapy.  If you have concerns about your child’s development, you should call 311 and ask for “Early Intervention” assistance.  If your child qualifies for services and is authorized to receive these services by the Bronx Early Intervention Program, they will be provided at no cost to you.  The IAHD—St. Mary’s Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene  and the NYS Dept. of Health.

The Preschool Program is available to children between the ages of 3 and 5.  Children receive evaluations to determine their eligibility for this program, and if they qualify, they can attend IAHD’s center based preschool program at no charge. Various therapies can be provided at the center.  Depending on the need of the child and the recommendation of the district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) team, the child can attend the program to receive instruction on meeting individually prescribed objectives.

The Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is an education program for four-year-olds.  IAHD offers a government sponsored UPK program for two and a half hours daily during the school calendar year.  Educational activities that prepare children for school are offered during this time.  Children do not need to have a language/learning disability to attend this program, which is considered to be a readiness program for kindergarten.

Programs are located at:
St. Mary’s School , Preschool, Early Intervention and Evaluation Site
2213 East Tremont Avenue Bronx, New York 10462       (718) 683-3775