Los Niños Services was founded by professionals with many years of experience in early childhood education.
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
Dr. Mesh has over 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 is a popular trainer in early childhood assessment and together with Ms. Diaz has trained psychologists in the Bahamas, Mexico, and at national conferences. He served as Adjunct Professor for Long Island University, Yeshiva University, Queens College, New York Medical College, and studied in Seville, Spain. He is the co-author of the book “Early Childhood Assessment: A Practical Guide to Psychological and Developmental Evaluations in the Early Intervention Program,” published in 2003 with Dr. Joanne Loeb. Dr. Mesh was also the co-founder of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), along with Dr. David Pilon of Halifax in 1988. In recognition of this achievement, the Scott Mesh Award in Scientific Psychology was established by APAGS for graduate students.