Preschool Providers

The DOE is committed to creating inclusive preschool classrooms that enable all children to enter kindergarten with a solid foundation for future success. Inclusive preschool classrooms offer the opportunity for special education students to learn and socialize with typically developing peers in their least restrictive environment.

Preschool special education services are available for children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities or delays in development that affect learning. These services are provided free of charge to eligible children. The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for coordinating the special education process for children ages 3 to 5. There are 10 CPSEs in different areas of the city that work with families in the district where the family lives.

Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Guidance on IEPs

Guidance for Operating Special Class (12:1:2) and Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS) (pre-K ICT)

Early Learning and Development

Special Education and Early Childhood Professional Organizations

Health

Family Engagement

Social-Emotional Learning

Pre-K for All Policy Handbook

Transitioning to Kindergarten

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