We Are All Long Islanders

Long Island is a great place to live but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Now through October 26th, It's Our Island is working to raise money for local, LI-based nonprofits. 
By contributing to the One Island Giving campaign, you can know your dollars will be used to make a stronger Long Island for ALL Long Islanders. 

To donate to HLVS click on HERE!

The mission of The Hagedorn Little Village School(HLVS) Jack Joel Center for Special Children is to provide the finest educational and therapeutic programs to infants, pre-school and elementary school children with a wide range of developmental delays and disabilities. We strive  to help each child we serve achieve their highest potential, educationally, emotionally and socially by creating a nurturing environment for the child and a supportive framework for their families.



  • To facilitate each child in achieving his or her highest potential socially, educationally and emotionally.
  • To provide support and direction to families.
  • To collaborate with outside service providers in fulfilling this mission.

 In this work we are committed to the values of:

  • Compassionate care for all we serve.
  • Deep respect for the dignity of each child.
  • Integrity in all our business dealings.
  • Providing ongoing professional development to our staff to ensure that our children receive the most current and effective instruction and therapeutic interventions.