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Early Childhood Development

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With COVID-19 creating so much uncertainty across the world, NSU is taking decisive and informed action to respond to your concerns. Please be assured that we take the health and safety of NSU students, faculty, staff, and patients, as well as the welfare of the community with utmost seriousness. To that end, NSU is strictly following guidance from the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and the Broward County Health Department.

NSU clinical locations are now scheduling routine care; we are currently slowly opening and planning to be fully operational by July 1st. You can find additional information about NSU's clinical operations ONLINE. 

If you have any questions regarding our clinical services or would like to schedule an urgent appointment, please call 954-NSU-CARE (954-678-2273).

If you are calling because you are feeling sick, we will be asking you screening questions. All patients and visitors should be prepared to be screened by a health professional before entering any of NSU’s health care clinics.

For patients using NSU for prescription refills, please call 954-262-4550.

Positive Discipline

For parents with children 1-5 years of age.

Our early childhood development program is for parents with children of 1-5 years of age and is based on the S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program. This 6-week, 12-hour course provides knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • understanding early childhood development;
  • developing a parenting style;
  • learning how to identify misbehavior and understanding why children misbehave;
  • building self-esteem;
  • improving family communication and encouraging cooperation;
  • effective discipline skills;
  • handling typical social and emotional challenges.

Lead by a parent educator or early childhood specialist, parents discuss current challenges and learn effective strategies that encourage mutual respect.

Parent Coaching

Parenting challenges often include issues related to sleep, discipline, toileting, mealtimes, sibling rivalry or other behavioral concerns. One-on-one coaching with early childhood specialists will help you explore alternatives, generate solutions and enrich the parenting experience.

To schedule a Parent Coaching session, please contact the Mailman Segal Center at (954) 262-CARE.

Starting Right

Starting Right is an early intervention, parent-child class designed to serve children 18-36 months of age exhibiting delays in language and social skills. The program is designed to increase communication, social and school readiness skills. It also provides caregivers with techniques and strategies to use in the classroom and at home.

For more information, please contact: Heather O'Brien at (954) 262-7117 or

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