Special Education

As of February 7, 2019, the following regional need for preschool programs located within NYC has been identified: Updated on August 15, 2019 to reflect applications approved for the February 7, 2019 posting

INTEGRATED CLASS PROGRAMS
ALL complete applications for Special Classes in Integrated Settings throughout New York City will be considered (including, but not limited to, bilingual classes).  The following bilingual SCIS classes serving Preschool Students with Disabilities (PSWDS) are most needed:

BROOKLYN (Kings County)

  • One full-day Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 18.
  • One full-day Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 19.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL YIDDISH Integrated Class serving PSWDs from Districts 14.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL YIDDISH Integrated Class serving PSWDs from Districts 20, 21 and/or 22.

BRONX (Bronx County)

  • Six full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from Districts 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.
  • Four full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from Districts 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.

QUEENS (Queens County)

  • One full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from Districts 25 and/or 26.
  • Three full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from District 27.
  • Two One full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from District 30.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 24.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 30.

MANHATTAN (New York County)

  • Two full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from Districts 1 and/or 2.
  • One full-day Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 4.
  • Two full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from District 6.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Integrated Class serving PSWDs from District 4.

STATEN ISLAND (Richmond County)

  • Two full-day Integrated Classes serving PSWDs from District 31.

 

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAMS
A limited number of additional Special Classes (SC) serving Preschool Students with Disabilities (PSWDs) are needed as follows.  Proposed classes must be located within New York City within a reasonable distance from the geographic district(s) where the identified population resides.  This expanded need list reflects the closing of several programs/sites/classes effective July 1, 2018:

BROOKLYN (Kings County)

  • Four full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, and/or 22.
  • Two full-day Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 13, 19 and/or 20.
  • One full-day Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 23.
  • Three full-day BILINGUAL YIDDISH Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 14.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 13, 14, and/or 15.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 32.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 32.

BRONX (Bronx County)

  • Two One full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 8, 9 and/or 11.
  • Three full-day Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 8, 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.
  • Four Three full-day Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 8 and/or 9.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 8.

QUEENS (Queens County)

  • Two full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 24, 25 and/or 30.
  • Two full-day Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 25, 27 and/or 30.
  • Four full-day Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 24 and/or 25.
  • Two full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, and/or 30.
  • Two full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 24, 28, 29, and/or 30.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL BENGALI Special Class with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 28.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL CANTONESE Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 25.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL MANDARIN Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 25.

MANHATTAN (New York County)

  • Two One full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 2 and/or 3.
  • One full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 5 and/or 6.
  • Two One full-day Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 1, 2 and/or 3.
  • Four full-day Special Class with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 6.
  • Four three full-day Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from Districts 5 and/or 6.

STATEN ISLAND (Richmond County)

  • Two full-day Special Classes with a 6:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 31.
  • Five four full-day Special Classes with an 8:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 31.
  • Two full-day Special Classes with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 31.
  • One full-day BILINGUAL SPANISH Special Class with a 12:1+2 ratio serving PSWDs from District 31.

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY EVALUATION (MDE) PROGRAMS
A limited number of additional MDE programs are needed, predominantly for bilingual evaluations, as follows.  Any initial or location-expansion applications are required to demonstrate an increase in capacity for the indicated borough (i.e. ability to recruit evaluators in excess of those already employed by MDE programs in that borough):

  • BRONX – BILINGUAL SPANISH
  • BROOKLYN – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL ARABIC, CANTONESE, CREOLE, and MANDARIN
  • MANHATTAN – BILINGUAL CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and SPANISH
  • QUEENS – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL ALBANIAN, BENGALI, FARSI, FULANI, FUZHOUNESE, GREEK, JAPANESE, KOREAN, MALAYALAM, MANDARIN, PASHTO, SPANISH, TAGALOG, TURKISH, and VIETNAMESE
  • QUEENS – specific to the Rockaways in District 27: English (due to the closure of On Our Way Learning Center)
  • STATEN ISLAND – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL RUSSIAN and SINHALA

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ITINERANT SERVICE (SEIS) PROGRAMS
A limited number of SEIS programs are needed, predominantly for bilingual students, as follows.  Any initial or location-expansion applications are required to demonstrate an increase in capacity for the indicated borough (i.e. ability to recruit teachers in excess of those already employed by SEIS programs in that borough):

  • BRONX – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL SPANISH
  • BROOKLYN –BILINGUAL CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and SPANISH
  • MANHATTAN – BILINGUAL CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and SPANISH
  • QUEENS – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and SPANISH
  • STATEN ISLAND – ENGLISH, BILINGUAL SPANISH

 

All applications will be considered as they are received and determined to be complete.  For the regional need noted above, preference will be given to agencies currently approved to operate in NYC.  All programs requesting consideration must be able to provide all services indicated on the students’ IEPs.  This posting will be updated as classes are awarded to qualified applicants.  The application form can be found at:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/applications/preschool-home.html

In addition, please send an email or fax of your intent to submit an application to:

Belinda A. Johnson
Regional Coordinator
NYCSEQA@nysed.gov 
Fax: (718) 722-2032

If you have specific questions, please contact your agency’s Regional Associate at  (718) 722-4544.


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Last Updated: September 5, 2019