Department of Health 


Preschool Special Education Program

                                                                                                              CWSN Program Manager:  Susanne Eschler

                                                                                                                                                      Phone:  607-547-6474      

                                                                                                                                                      Office Hours: 8:00 - 5:00   

                                                                                                                                                      Fax:: 607-547-6402          

                                                                                                                                                      Summer Hours: 8:00 - 4:00




The Preschool Special Education Program provides services to eligible children ages 3 to 5.  Eligibility as a preschool child with a disability is based on the results of an individual evaluation conducted by  a multidisciplinary team.

The individual evaluation enables the committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) in each local school district to determine whether a child has a disability and, if so, what preschool special education program and or services are appropriate.


Services may include:

  • Evaluations
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Special Education Itinerant services
  • Special class in an integrated setting


Referrals should be made to the child’s local school district.