Pre-K (Children Ages 3 to 5)

Children 3 to 5 years of age with suspected developmental delays or disabilities who reside in Cortland County are eligible for Pre-K evaluations and may be eligible for services. Services are only provided after being approved by the related school district's Committee on Pre-School Education (CPSE). The committee will meet to determine eligibility for your child. Referrals for Pre-K services should go through your child's school district, not the county. If you would like to refer your child to receive an evaluation for Pre-K services, contact the related school district using the information provided below:

School District Contact Information:

Cincinnatus Central School

Phone: 607-863-3200 Ext 6

Fax: 607-863-3926

Cortland City Schools

Phone: 607-758-4100

DeRuyter Central School

Phone: 315-852-3400 Ext 7105

Fax: 315-852-3404

Homer Central School

Phone: 607-749-1250 Ext 2105

Fax: 607-749-1018

Marathon Central School

Phone: 607-849-3167

Fax: 607-849-3267

McGraw Central School

Phone: 607-836-8619

Fax: 607-836-3609

Services Provided

In order to receive services, a child must be referred to the chair of the Committee on Pre-School Special Education in each school district in order to:

  • Set up an evaluation
  • Determine based on the evaluation whether the child is eligible for services
  • Provide services (Similar to EIP)
  • Provide service coordination if appropriate

Referrals can come from:

  • Daycare Providers
  • Doctors
  • Parents
  • Teachers

Contact Information

Phone: 607-753-5028

Fax: 607-753-5136


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


There are no direct costs to families.

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