Inclusion in a General Education Preschool ClassROOM (SEIT)
Many young children with special needs can thrive in a general education classroom with the appropriate support. We provide certified special education itinerant teachers (SEITs) to work one-on-one with children in the classroom for two or more hours each week.
SEITs provide in-class support by adapting lessons for their students, while sharing their knowledge and expertise with all members of the school team.
Additionally, SEITs collaborate with parents, teachers and related service providers (speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, and counselors) to ensure a consistent approach in school and at home. By sharing knowledge, techniques and instructional strategies with all members of the child’s team, a SEIT coordinates a formal education plan for each child.
Many preschoolers receiving Cooke's SEIT services go on to general education kindergarten settings in the New York City public school system.
Accessing SEIT services
The SEIT program is open to children ages 2.7 to 5 who have been classified as a preschooler with a disability through the New York City Department of Education’s Committee on Preschool Special Education. These children may also receive special education services to address one or more of the following: speech and language impairment, learning disabilities and social/emotional delays.
Please visit ourPreschool admissionspage for more information about eligibility to receive SEIT and related services.