Originally “The Leeds Center” in Manhasset, the Post Avenue location serves children ages 8 weeks to 5 years of age, with and without developmental disabilities. It is open to the community and also has financial scholarships available to families who qualify.

We currently have 1 infant room (with a 4:1 ratio), 1 toddler room (with a 5:1 ratio), 4 preschool integrated classrooms and 2 preschool special classes. The preschool integrated classrooms have a 15:1:2 ratio [15 students (8 children without developmental delays and 7 children with developmental delays), 1 Special Education Teacher, and 2 teacher assistants]. The preschool special education classes have a ratio of 8:1:2 or 10:1:2 (8 or 10 students with developmental delays, 1 Special Education Teacher and 2 teaching assistants). Teachers are Master’s Level and the teacher assistants also have teaching assistant certificates. In addition to the classroom staff, each class is supported by therapy staff. Therapeutic services provided include: Speech and Language, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, play therapy and parent support group.

We provide a high quality early childhood program following an educational, language rich, play-based preschool curriculum provided in a warm, friendly, home-like atmosphere. We follow all NYSED guidelines and NYOCFS regulations. Our program implemented the Creative Curriculum as the framework for all of our classrooms throughout the program. The Handwriting without Tears is the writing program utilized. Additionally, the Bucket Filler Philosophy is used in all programs. Students participate in a kindness and caring philosophy known as “Bucket Filling.” We have a wonderful outside playground with physical education equipment for play and exercise. In addition, there is a beautiful grass courtyard for running, playing ball, games, picnics, sand/water play, exploring nature and extra-curricula activities. We have recently started a new gardening program and outdoor classroom concept. The Center also provides music once a week to all of the children. The music therapist provides lively, fun and interactive, age appropriate, hands on music sessions. The Center also includes safety and security measures such as security key entryways to doors and classroom, a Registered Nurse, MAT, CPR and First Aid trained staff. Smart Boards are available in all Preschool Classrooms.

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68th Annual Rose Ball @ Crest Hollow Country Club
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 12:00 am

Each year, Nassau County AHRC Foundation renews and celebrates its commitment to children and adults with developmental disabilities at its Rose Ball.
The Rose Ball seeks to ensure that regardless of budget cuts and changes in the economic and political climate, services for people with special needs will continue now and into the future.

 Friday, June 8, 2018
Crest Hollow Country Club I Woodbury, NY
Reception 7:00pm I Dinner 8:00pm

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2018 Leadership Award
2018 Humanitarian Award
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Edward E. Yardeni, PhD
President, Yardeni Research, Inc.
Author of Predicting the Markets:
A Professional Autobiography
Martin B. Boorstein
AHRC Nassau | Board Member and Finance Committee Chairman
Nassau County AHRC Foundation, Inc. | Founding Director
Life Care Data Exchange, LLC | Founder
Partners Health Plan, Inc. | Founding Director and Treasurer

Ways to get involved:
» Attend the Roseball
» Purchase a Journal Ad
» Become a Sponsor
» Make a 100% Tax-Deductible Donation


For more information contact Jennifer Apelian at 516-626-1000 X1139 or japelian@ahrc.org

Graduation – Barbara C. Wilson
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 2:30 pm