All evaluations and services are provided at no cost to families and are based on the individual needs of the preschool child found to have a disability as determined by the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) of the local school district. The parents will work with the CPSE to determine the location where recommended special education services will be provided.
Types of classes offered at Leeway School:
- 8:1:1 Self Contained Full Day (For Identified students only)
- 8:1:1 Self Contained Half Day (For Identified students only)
- 12:1:1 Integrated Half Day (For Tuition AND Identified students)
- Early Intervention Half Day (For Tuition AND Identified students)
Our special education teachers promote a child's areas of strength and develops areas of weakness. Areas of focus may include attention, social skills, cognition, fine and gross motor skills, language and communication.
Leeway School has an open door policy. Communication notebooks will go home to parents every day with notes from teachers and therapists. Parents are welcome at all times to view their child's class with a one way mirror.
8:1:1 Self Contained Full Day:
This class provides an opportunity for children with developmental delays to learn in a small structured environment in a full day (6 hour) program. The curriculum is thematic and the goals and objectives of each child's IEP are addressed.
8:1:1 Self Contained Half Day:
This class provides an opportunity for children with developmental delays to learn in a small structured environment in our 2 ½ hour program. We offer an AM and PM session. Activities are planned according to the goals and objectives of the children’s IEPs.
12:1:1 Integrated Half Day:
This class provides an opportunity for both children receiving service and typically developing children to learn from each other in our 2 ½ hour program. We offer a AM and PM sessions. The students who are identified will be working on their IEP goals with the teacher throughout the school year through various activities that are planned by our special education teacher.
Typically developing youngsters may attend two, three or five days a week.
Early Intervention Half Day:
The Early Intervention Programs and Services are for children less than three years of age who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability. The Early Intervention Program is a Public Program funded by New York State and County governments. All children must be referred to the Suffolk County Department of Health, Bureau of Services for Children with Special Needs. The telephone number is 631-853-3100.
The Leeway School is approved by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education to provide Early Intervention Services. All Early Intervention Services are provided with no out of pocket cost to parents, but health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement to services provided.
Eligibility for Early Intervention can be determined only by State approved evaluators. If the child is found eligible for Early Intervention, all needed intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by Suffolk County. Suffolk County will arrange for service provision. If Early Intervention Services are delivered in child care setting that require a fee, then the parent is responsible for paying the fee.