Educating and Supporting New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities for Almost 100 Years

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Preschool Evaluation Program

The Shield, Preschool Evaluation Program The Shield provides multidisciplinary evaluations to children ages 3 – 5 years in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean by New York State licensed therapists and certified teachers. Evaluations are provided, at no cost to families for children with suspected developmental delays. The evaluation program is funded through the New York State Education Department and prior approval from the NYC Department of Education is required. If you are concerned about your child’s development or language and/or social skills, please call our evaluation coordinators who can assist you with contacting your local school district to obtain consent for evaluation.

  • Flushing: 718-939-8700 ext. 1141
  • Bronx: 718-299-7600 ext. ext. 3252

Click on the link below for the New York City Department of Education’s website to find your district office. http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/CSE/default.htm