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 2020, 8% of preschoolers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region received special education services, higher than the state (excluding NYC) rate of 7%. Among the counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster had the highest rate of 3 to 5 year olds receiving special education services in 2020 at 9%, followed by Orange at 8%, Greene and Sullivan at 7% and Columbia at 6%. Four counties saw their rates increase by about 4 percentage points from 2000 through 2020, while Columbia remained steady.

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%5%6%6%
Dutchess County5%6%6%6%6%7%7%8%8%7%8%8%7%8%8%7%7%8%8%9%9%
Greene County6%6%6%6%6%6%6%8%9%8%8%8%8%9%8%6%7%8%7%4%7%
Orange County4%4%5%5%5%6%6%6%6%5%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%7%7%8%8%
Putnam County5%6%6%6%6%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%6%6%8%7%7%9%9%
Sullivan County3%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%4%5%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%5%6%7%
Ulster County4%5%6%5%6%6%6%5%6%6%7%8%7%6%6%7%8%8%8%8%9%
NYS (excluding NYC)5%5%6%6%6%7%7%7%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%7%7%

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 County12711711710311013413112310597124120879881818382858385
Dutchess County552625689683676759743775771673741713642672696645621709704716713
Greene County1119597899591911181251111161081041111098383107885080
Orange County6517007567998869469019411,0088959431,0029399649269651,0181,0671,1251,1881,196
Putnam County200237241226233262243217216196194199192198180169215189209242255
Sullivan County788085102104121129151151122134162158172150154160162140154189
Ulster County282290332321333367346298362349365426390331330339377389387381425
NYS (excluding NYC)22,39422,90523,43324,35925,57326,83726,70026,83026,11023,51924,07824,41923,45122,91022,41322,37823,39024,02824,71425,46626,683

Source: New York State Education Department

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
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Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
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Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Decreasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
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Median Household Income Maintaining
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People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
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People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
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Violent Crimes Decreasing