Need Help?

Call AFC's Education Helpline
(866) 427-6033
Monday to Thursday
10 am to 4 pm 

Micaela’s Story

Micaela is a dual-language learner who is on the autism spectrum and needed an appropriate school placement for kindergarten.

Sign up

Receive email updates or text alerts from AFC.

Get Help

Guides & Resources: Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-5)

Early Childhood Education: Ages 0-5

Returning visitors to our resource library: If you have downloaded a publication before, we recommend clearing your browsing history before clicking the links below, to ensure you are viewing the most up-to-date versions. 

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all resources are in PDF format and will open in a new window. To view PDF files, download the following free software: Get Adobe® Reader®. If you are unable to access PDFs, please call our Helpline (866-427-6033) or email info@afcnyc.org, and we will be happy to provide the information in an alternative format.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention Program Updates: A Summary of EI Program Changes During COVID-19
En Español: Actualizaciones del Programa de Intervención Temprana: Resumen de los cambios durante la pandemia de COVID

Developmental Milestones
En Español: Indicadores del Desarrollo de los Niños
Also available in: ArabicBengali, Chinese

Early Intervention: A Program for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs
En Español: Intervención Temprana: Un Programa para Bebés y Niños con Necesidades Especiales

Guide to Early Intervention
En Español: Guía de AFC sobre Intervención Temprana

Referring Children to Early Intervention


Early Childhood Education Programs: A Guide to Public Education Programs for 3 and 4 Year Olds
En Español: Programas de Educación de Edad Temprana: Guía de programas de educación pública para niños de 3 y 4 años
Also available in: BengaliChinese

Guide to Preschool Special Education Services
En Español: Guía de AFC sobre Servicios de Educación Especial Preescolar
Also available in: BengaliChinese

Referring Children for Preschool Special Education Services

Related Services for Preschool Students
En Español: Servicios Relacionados para Estudiantes de Edad Preescolar
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChinese


Kindergarten Admissions: A Guide for Families of Children Born in 2015
En Español: Admisión a Kínder: Guía para Familias de Niños Nacidos en el 2015
Also available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese

Turning 5: A Guide to the Transition from Preschool Special Education to Kindergarten
En Español: Cumpliendo 5: Una Guía para la Transición de la Educación Especial del Preescolar a Kínder
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChinese