St. Mary’s helps children with special needs achieve unlimited possibilities. Our early education programs address the academic, social, emotional, and therapeutic needs of our children, helping them to gain independence and confidence.
We are a New York State approved provider of Evaluations, Preschool, and Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) Services. We offer a preschool for children with medical fragility on our Bayside campus, as well as evaluation and SEIT services at home and in the community.
It is our goal to serve the specific needs of every child and his/her family.
At St. Mary’s, we believe in possible.
These special education programs are for preschool children who have or are suspected of having a disability under Section 4410 of Article 89 of the Education Law.
Children must be referred by their School Districts’ Committee for Preschool Special Education.
Special education services are provided at no direct cost to the parent; funding is provided through county taxes and state funds for special education. Parents are responsible for arranging for and paying the costs of child care, if applicable.
Any services provided are based upon the individual’s needs, as determined by the CPSE of the local school district, which is also responsible for determining the location where needed special education services will be provided.