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Early Childhood Institute 

Therapeutic Programs for Preschool Children and their Families


When Julian became easily frustrated and started throwing tantrums at just two years old, I turned to The Providence Center for help. After just 10 months at The Providence Center’s Early Childhood Institute, Julian was successfully placed into an early intervention program. He is four years old now, and I still use the techniques we were taught not only at the Early Childhood Institute, but also those that I learned as a student at The Providence Center School over 10 years ago. Thanks to The Providence Center, we are a happy, loving family.”

Krystle is a former student at The Providence Center School. Her son Julian  attended The Providence Center’s Early Childhood Institute.


For children who have behavioral, social or emotional difficulties or delays, entering kindergarten "ready to learn" or being successful in a day care or Head Start program can be difficult.  The Early Childhood Institute offers a wide range of therapeutic services designed to meet the unique developmental and psychological needs of these children. 

Services include therapeutic classrooms staffed by Early Childhood specialists who assist toddlers and preschoolers in developing critical emotional, social and behavior skills. Parents may participate in the classroom experience with their children and learn appropriate techniques for managing their children's behaviors and impulses, helping them to learn and grow. Families may also be linked with services at The Providence Center and in their homes. These services include: 

  • Developmental and psychiatric evaluations
  • Structured and play group activities
  • Individualized cognitive, language, motor skills and social behavior curriculum
  • Parent training
  • Individual, group and family therapy children are referred to our therapeutic program by parents, childcare centers, physicians, insurers, preschools, local school districts and state agencies.

The Providence Center is a participant in various major health insurance plans, including state-sponsored plans.