This program serves preschool children ages 3-5 years old. Eligibility for services is determined by the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).
If your preschool child received Early Intervention (EI) services as an infant or toddler up to age three and may still need special education services, your Service Coordinator will help you with transition planning and making a referral to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).
If your preschool child did not receive Early Intervention services but has some delays such as difficulty in talking, moving around, thinking, or learning or is facing physical or behavioral changes-you, or professionals who know your child, may make a referral to the Director of Pupil Personnel Services who will assist you in completing the referral process.
Eligibility for Preschool Special Education
Eligibility is determined following Part 200 of the New York State Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The State Education Department is the lead agency for implementing Part B of the Federal Regulations.