Look for signs that your infant or toddler might need extra help. Early help makes a difference! If your child does have a problem, the earlier you get help, the better

PRESCHOOL EDUCATION 3-5

At age 3, children who are receiving Early Intervention Services may be transitioned to the Preschool 3-5 Program.This program is mandated by New York State Department of Education and administered through the school district. An annual Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) meeting is held for each child who qualifies at the home school district and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed to guide the child’s education during the school year.

Parents that are concerned with their child’s development between 3-5 can refer their child to their local school district CPSE. Parents are the only referral source for this program. A meeting may be held in the interim as the child’s needs indicate.

For a child that qualifies for the program, discussion on where services will take place, with consideration of least restrictive environment, will occur at the initial CPSE meeting.

The services generally follow a school calendar, however, a six-week summer program is available for severely delayed children to prevent substantial regression of their skills.

Fulton County Public Health administers payment to therapists who provide services in the child’s home or daycare, to center-based schools, and to bus companies.

Call your local school district for more information.