CPSE Evaluations

St. Mary’s Evaluation Team offers comprehensive English, bilingual, and diagnostic (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), multi-disciplinary evaluations. Our team of education professionals makes use of various assessment tools that identify areas of strength and areas of need and are used to determine eligibility for the Committee on Preschool Special Education Program.

Evaluations are conducted on site at our Bayside campus or in the community. Evaluators can visit the family or caregiver’s residence, and/or the child’s preschool or day care setting. We provide CPSE evaluations in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and on Long Island.

For inquiries on St. Mary’s CPSE services, please contact:

  • NYC: 718-281-8638
  • Long Island: 516-621-2681


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.