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SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR 3- 5 YEAR OLDS - The "Little Class" Program

The Little Class Program is designed to meet the needs of preschool students who require a small language based special education classroom environment.  The classrooms are structured and teacher directed in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Children participate in daily gross motor activities in either our indoor gym or on one of our outdoor playgrounds. WeeklyClasses are staffed by a certified special education teacher and two certified teacher assistants. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work services are provided as mandated by each child's IEP.

Contact: Anne Doherty at 914-693-7677.



A group of 6 - 8 children with special needs participates in a Montessori classroom with a group of 8 - 10 typically developing children.  Classes are staffed by a licensed special education teacher, a Montessori head teacher, and two teacher assistants or teacher aides. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work services are provided as mandated by each child's IEP. The classroom is child directed and follows the Montessori teaching philosophy.  

Contact: Debbie Frank at 914-472-4404 x 1212






The SEIT program allows children attend a mainstream class with typically developing peers in a preschool or daycare setting selected by a parent while receiving special instruction from a licensed Special Education Teacher as mandated on the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The SEIT works with the child based on the IEP goals to develop skills which may include: pre-academic readiness (cognitive), fine motor, gross motor, language, and socialization. Typical class activities such as circle time, art, free play, gym, music, outdoor playground time, and snack time provide many opportunities for learning.

If a child is mandated to receive related services (speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling) in addition to SEIT services, the SEIT is responsible for communicating with the related service providers and sharing information about the child’s educational needs and progress.

Contact: Madeline Marks at 914-693-3737

Please note that in order to qualify for these special education programs, children must be evaluated and found to be in need of service.

All Programs are funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and Education and in Westchester County by the Westchester County Department of Health. There is no cost to parents for the special education services listed above. Transportation is provided for eligible children.

Alcott School Photos 2 Mar 23-49_edited.
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