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 2021, 7% of preschoolers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region received special education services, higher than the state (excluding NYC) rate of 6%. Among the counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Dutchess, County had the highest rate of 3 to 5 year olds receiving special education services in 2021 at 8%, followed by Greene, Putnam and Ulster at 7%. Columbia had the lowest rate at 5%. All counties expect Columbia saw their rates increase between 1 and 3 percentage points from 2000 through 2021. Columbia County decreased 1 percentage point.

Notes about the data

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

Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services
NYS (excluding NYC)5%5%6%6%6%7%7%7%7%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%6%7%7%7%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
NYS (excluding NYC)22,39422,90523,43324,35925,57326,83726,70026,83026,11023,51924,07824,41923,45122,91022,41322,37823,39024,02824,71425,46626,68323,596

Source: New York State Education Department

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