Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services

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Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services

What does this measure?

The proportion of 3- to 5-year-olds receiving special education services.

Why is this important?

Preschool special education services can improve children's cognitive performance, reduce the need for special education services in grades K-12, and improve the likelihood of success in school.

How is the region performing?

In 2017, 7.3% of preschoolers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region received special education services, higher than the state (excluding NYC) rate of 6.4%. Among the counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster had the highest rate of 3 to 5 year olds receiving special education services in 2017 at 8%, followed by Orange and Putnam at 7%, Sullivan at 6% and Columbia at 5%. Ulster had the highest increase of 4 percentage points from 2000. Five counties saw their rates increase by about 2 to 3 percentage points from 2000 through 2017, while Columbia had a one percentage point decrease.

Notes about the data

Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services
Columbia County6%5%6%5%6%7%7%6%5%5%6%6%5%6%5%5%5%5%
Dutchess County5%6%6%6%6%7%7%8%8%7%8%8%7%7%8%7%7%8%
Greene County6%6%6%6%6%6%6%8%9%8%8%8%8%9%8%6%7%8%
Orange County4%4%5%5%5%6%6%6%6%5%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%7%
Putnam County5%6%6%6%6%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%6%6%8%7%
Sullivan County3%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%4%5%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%
Ulster County4%5%6%5%6%6%6%5%6%6%7%8%7%6%6%7%8%8%
NYS (excluding NYC)5%5%6%6%6%7%7%7%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures reflect percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds receiving services.

Number of Preschoolers Receiving Special Education
Columbia County12711711710311013413112310597124120879881818382
Dutchess County552625689683676759743775771673741713642672696645621709
Greene County1119597899591911181251111161081041111098383107
Orange County6517007567998869469019411,0088959431,0029399649269651,0181,067
Putnam County200237241226233262243217216196194199192198180169215189
Sullivan County788085102104121129151151122134162158172150154160162
Ulster County282290332321333367346298362349365426390331330339377389
NYS (excluding NYC)22,39422,90523,43324,35925,57326,83726,70026,83026,11023,51924,07824,41923,45122,91022,41322,37823,39024,028

Source: New York State Education Department

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Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
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