SEIT Services

A Special Education Itinerant Teacher or SEIT is a licensed special education teacher who works with young children with disabilities in early childhood programs, as well as young children who are medically fragile at home or in a residential facility. The SEIT serves children in different groups or programs, and therefore “travels” to residential settings or programs. SEITs assist in the designing of learning environments and activities that promote each child’s development in the least restrictive environment.

St. Mary’s provides SEIT services in the following areas:

  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Long Island


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.