Committee on Pre-School Special EducationThe responsibility of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is to determine if students ages 3-5 are eligible for special education or related services. A child can be referred to the CPSE only by his/her parents. CPSE evaluations are usually conducted in the areas of cognition, speech/language, social/emotional functioning, adaptive functioning, and motor development.
Your child must be registered in the Scarsdale Union Free District to be referred to CPSE. To register please click here.
Evaluations take place only after written permission is obtained. The committee then meets to review the multidisciplinary evaluations in order to determine if the child is eligible for special education. At that meeting, the child's strengths and concerns are discussed. If it is determined that the child is eligible, the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is drafted. The IEP includes goals and objectives, and service recommendations based on those goals and objectives. The plan is reviewed yearly at a CPSE meeting to review the child’s progress, determine ongoing eligibility, and update goals.
For more specific questions please contact the CPSE chairperson, Kristina Beck, at 914-721-2317.