Regional Need for Preschool Special Education

Applicable for Preschool Special Class, Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS), Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIS), and Multidisciplinary Evaluations (MDE) not applicable to school-age programs.

This page presents the regional need for preschool special education programs and multidisciplinary evaluation programs. It is intended for providers who are interested in offering or expanding such programs.

As of May 2021, the estimated regional need for Fall 2021 for preschool special education programs located within New York City has been identified. Review the maps and list below to understand the need for each program type. 

After reviewing the maps and list, visit the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website to apply to operate a preschool special education and/or multidisciplinary evaluation program and to access the NYSED application.

To learn what district a specific address is in, go to the Geographic Online Address Translator and enter the address.

Special Class

For Special Class, NYSED will consider applications for programs located in or adjacent to any district with "some," "more," or "most need," as indicated on the maps below. When submitting your application to NYSED, state in which district(s) you could operate programs. For a list of adjacent districts see below.

Special Class in an Integrated Setting (SCIS)

For SCIS, NYSED will consider applications for SCIS in all districts. See the map below for districts that have a need for SCIS in a language other than English. 

Multidisciplinary Evaluation (MDE) Sites and Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIS)

Bronx

  • SEIS: English, Spanish Bambara, Soninke, Twi, Mandarin, French, Fulani
  • MDE: English, Spanish, Bambara, Soninke, Twi, West African languages, French, Fulani, Mandarin, Arabic

Brooklyn

  • SEIS: English, Cantonese, Mandarin Spanish Haitian/Creole, Russian, Bengali, Arabic
  • MDE: English, Arabic, Cantonese, Creole, Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, Russian, Yiddish, Urdu, Yoruba, Haitian/Creole

Manhattan

  • SEIS: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, French, Chinese
  • MDE: English, Spanish, French/Creole, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Somali, Bengali, Arabic, West African languages

Queens

  • SEIS: English Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Bengali, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Hebrew, Haitian/Creole
  • MDE: English, Bengali, Greek, Urdu, Russian, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Hindi, Spanish, Hebrew, Haitian/Creole, Nepali, Portuguese, Tibetan, Nepali

Staten Island

  • SEIS: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic
  • MDE: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic

Specialized Programs

Specialized Programs may include those programs with enhanced ratios, those programs serving a specific student population (students with disabilities with deafness, blindness, severe emotional disturbance or severe physical disabilities).

NYCDOE will post regional need for these programs on an as needed basis here.

  • There is currently no need for specialized programs.

Application

Visit the NYSED website for the NYSED application. Please call NYSED at 518-473-6108 with questions about the application. If you need assistance accessing or viewing the maps, please contact earlychildhood@schools.nyc.gov.

Adjacent Districts

District

Adjacent Districts

1

2

2

1, 3, and 4

3

2, 4, and 5

4

2, 3, and 5

5

3, 4, and 6

6

5

7

8, 9, and 12

8

7, 11, and 12

9

7, 10, and 12

10

9, 11, and 12

11

8, 10, and 12

12

7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

13

14, 15, 16, and 17

14

13,16, 24, 30, and 32 

15

13, 17, and 20

16

13, 14, 17, 23, and 32

17

13, 15, 16, 18, 22, and 23 

18

17, 19, 22, and 23

19

18, 23, 24, 27, and 32

20

15, 21, and 22

21

20 and 22

22

17, 18, 20, and 21

23

16, 17, 18, 19, and 32

24

14, 19, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 32

25

24, 26, and 28

26

25 and 29

27

19, 24, 28, and 29

28

24, 25, 27, and 29

29

26, 27, and 28

30

14 and 24

31

N/A

32

14, 16, 19, 23, and 24

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