Frequently Asked Questions:
Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEITs) provide special education supports to preschoolers age 3 to 5 in their home or school setting. In partnership with parents and general education classroom teachers and in alignment with your child’s Individualized Education Program, these professionals facilitate home or classroom experiences designed to support the development of play as well as social and academic skills.
Bank Street SEITs recognize the importance of working collaboratively with other professionals. Our SEITs communicate regularly with members of each child’s therapy team and set goals based on shared observations and assessments. We see children as individuals, with individual thoughts, feelings, and experiences with their world, and work tirelessly to honor that which is within them.
Bank Street SEITs have advanced degrees and certification in early childhood special education and are supported in their practice with regular professional development.
How do I get my child approved for SEIT services?
Once your child has been evaluated, talk to the Evaluations Coordinator about services that will best support your child. If SEIT services are suggested, be prepared to advocate for that at your meeting with the Committee on Preschool Special Education.
How can I get a Bank Street SEIT for my child?
If your child has been approved for SEIT hours, call Judi Gentry at 212-875-4414 to check on availability.
Can I change my child's SEIT?
It is within your rights to request a change to your child’s SEIT. Start this process by speaking to your SEIT agency or reach out to your CPSE Administrator.