535 Eighth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
212.787.9700

About Los Niños Services

Our Staff

Los Niños Services was founded by professionals with many years of experience in early childhood education.

Our specialty is serving young children who have development delays or disorders such as autism, pervasive developmental delay, speech delays/disorders, motor delays/disorders, cognitive and overall delays, adaptive delays. We are staffed by licensed or certified professionals in the following disciplines: special education, speech pathology, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, vision specialists.

Los Niños Services is an award-winning multilingual agency serving the developmental needs of young children and their families. We specialize in home and community-based evaluations and services, parent/child groups, service coordination and training for early childhood professionals, parents and students. Our staff are experienced bilingual clinicians who pride themselves on being of great service to others.

We serve all children and families in Westchester and New York City from all communities. The programs through which we provide services are the Early Intervention Program, Preschool Special Education, ABA Program (Applied Behavior Analysis), and Privately.

Edita Diaz, M.S.Ed.

President

Edita Diaz, M.S.Ed.

President

Ms. Diaz has over 20 years of experience working with children under 5. She has worked in all areas of early childhood services including regular day care, preschool, and working with children with special needs as a School Psychologist and Early Intervention Service Coordinator. As an Hispanic immigrant who came to the United States at age 18, she has a wealth of personal and professional knowledge about the acculturation process. She makes her home in New York City and has three children.

Scott Mesh, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Scott Mesh, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Mesh has 25+ years of experience working with children and families in mental health, educational, and early childhood settings. He is a clinical psychologist specializing in the developmental and psychological assessment of bilingual children under age 5, particularly children with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. He co-authored the book “Early Childhood Assessment: A Practical Guide to Psychological and Developmental Evaluations in the Early Intervention Program,”. Dr. Mesh also co-founded of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). In recognition of this achievement, the Scott Mesh Award in Scientific Psychology was established by APAGS.

The Los Niños Team

Our Professional Team

The Los Niños Team

Our Professional Team

We are very proud of our early childhood professionals who work hard to be of great service to others. Through their efforts children learn and grow towards the goal of realizing their full potential.

Our Awards

2010 Best Companies To Work For In New York State
Los Niños Services has recently been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2010. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in New York, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses


2008 MAP Presidential Award
Los Niños Services has been honored to receive the 2008 Presidential Award. Recipients of the award represent exemplary businesses that have succeeded and excelled by embracing the MAP Management System.

2007-psychologically-healthy-workplace-award2007 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award
The New York State Psychological Association awarded Los Niños Services an Honorable Mention for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. This is presented to organizations due to their efforts in the following five areas: Employee Involvement, Work-Life Balance, Employee Growth and Development, Health and Safety, and Employee Recognition.

2007 Best Companies To Work For in New York State
Los Niños Services was pleased to be selected as one of the winners of the Best Companies to Work For in NYS. The New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) joins the Best Companies Group in announcing the top 30 winners of the first-ever “Best Companies to Work for in New York” state competition.

2007-bc-ny-hp 2011 Best Companies to Work for in New York State
The NYS Society for Human Resources has again awarded Los Ninos Services a place on the 2011 list of the Best Companies to Work for.

2010 Human Resources & Leadership Best Practice Award
The New York Enterprise Report Small Business Awards is the annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of the 500,000+ small businesses throughout the tri-state area.

2010 Crain’s Best Places To Work In NYC
To find the companies for Best Places to Work, Crain’s partnered with Best Company Group, an independent research firm, which conducted 13,131 surveys of employees across New York City. To be eligible, businesses had to employ 25 or more workers in the city.