Top Story / Paraprofessionals and Specialists Working with Children

Coordinating services can seem like an overwhelming task for the early care and education providers, specialists, and families who support children with special needs....

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Career Profile / Service Coordinator: Leticia Cardenas-Simmons

Service coordinators provide assistance in finding and obtaining vital resources for those who need support in living a healthy, active life-including children. Many work with families to access services that support the healthy physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children with special needs....

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Voices from the Field / Denise Burgess and Talisa McGraw

Denise Burgess
Family Child Care Provider

Talisa McGraw
ABC Echo Park
Teacher's Assistant

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Tools for Action / Early Childhood Career Assessment - The Decision Survey

Career self-assessment is a vital part of engaging in career planning and professional development with intentionality-making informed decisions instead of wandering aimlessly through your career without goals. The process of gathering information about oneself should be the first step in making an informed career decision...

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What's New / Keeping current

The latest news from PDI!

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About Us

The New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) is a public/private partnership that brings together a range of city agencies, a consortium of private funders, and the nation's largest urban university to build a comprehensive system of professional development for individuals who work with young children in New York City.