The Children's Learning Center

The Children's Learning Center

Mission Statement 

The mission of The Children's Learning Center is to ensure an equal opportunity for all children to obtain the highest quality education which will enhance their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The mission is accomplished through an interdisciplinary approach which incorporates individual learning styles in a creative, stimulating, multi-sensory environment, provided by a responsible and nurturing staff.

Core Values- The 5 Rs


About the Children's Learning Center

The Children's Learning Center is the school component of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, a non-profit organization.  The school serves over 250 students, ranging in age from 18 months to 21 years of age, and coming from most school districts across Nassau County, a few from Suffolk County, and  many from the bureaus of New York City.  The classes are all comprised of small student to teacher ratios: 12:1:4; 12:1:2; 9:1:3; or 6:1:2.  Every student in the school has an IEP or IFSP and has been enrolled in CLC as a result of a CPSE/CSE meeting. 

Children We Serve Have the Following Diagnoses:

Cerebral palsy
Speech and language delays
Developmental disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Visual impairments
Multiple disabilities
Muscular dystrophy
Spina bifida
Global delays
Intellectual disability

Provided Services*

Speech and language therapy
Physical therapy
Occupational therapy
Counseling services
Vision therapy
Play therapy
Music therapy
Art therapy
Adapted physical education
Medical treatments

*The students receive therapeutic services based on their individual needs including.

Components of Our School

  • The Early Intervention Component
    The Early Intervention (EI) Program of the Children's Learning Center provides center-based educational and related services for children from birth to three years of age residing in Nassau County.  UCPN is a recognized and approved early intervention provider of a comprehensive taxonomy of evaluation and treatment services.  These services are provided on a twelve month basis for eligible children.  Experienced faculty members are available to serve as Ongoing Service Coordinators to assist families with their specific needs and concerns.
  • Preschool Component
    The Preschool Program provides a multi-sensory approach to readiness skills for students ranging in age from three to five years.  This program enhances and integrates the motor, cognitive, language, perceptual, and social areas of development in order to maximize optimal learning.  An integral part of this program is ongoing parent contact that provides information and techniques to enable the parent to facilitate the learning process at home.  For many students in our preschool, the goal is to provide the students with the necessary academic and social/emotional skills to facilitate mainstreaming into the public school system.
  • School-Age Component
    Students in this division of our school range from five to twenty-one years of age. It is the largest component of our school with more focus on developing skills that allow for academic growth and as much independence in functional ability as possible.  As in our other school divisions, a multidisciplinary team of physical, occupational  and speech therapists, psychologist, social workers, and related medical and adaptive equipment specialists help to coordinate and implement the IEP, along with the teacher and classroom faculty.  Parents are encouraged to remain involved in their child's program by participating in classroom training groups, team meetings, social work groups, and special events.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Brownies
  • Cub Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts
  • Chorus
  • Ballet Club
  • Dance Team
  • Music & Movement Club

Special Events

  • Homecoming
  • Flag Day
  • Winter/Spring Concerts
  • Lower School Pajama Day
  • Ballet Recital
  • Pep-Rally
  • Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged
  • Empire State Games Awards Ceremony
  • Field Day
  • Black History Month Assembly
  • Cupid Connection
  • Graduation
  • Water Day
  • School BBQ
  • Family Fun Night
  • Annual Camping Trip
  • Annual Ski Trip
  • Speech Fair
  • Carnival

Contact Information

Diane (Dee) Berger, Principal
380 Washington Avenue
Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575
Phone- (516) 378-2000 Ext. 310
Fax- (516) 378-3791