Prime Time Therapeutic Preschool for Special Education

FSW’s Prime Time Therapeutic Preschool is a special education program for preschoolers in Westchester and Putnam Counties that offers a comprehensive range of individualized educational programming and therapeutic services.

Prime Time provides preschoolers aged 2.8 to 5 with a nurturing, supportive, language-enriched classroom experience. School is full-day on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Prime Time is New York State Department of Education-approved to offer speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological and physical evaluations and therapies for children with developmental and/or learning disabilities. We are a QUALITYstarsNY rated program using evidence-based practices to ensure that students have access to excellence, and parents can trust the level of quality provided.

 

COVID Update

Prime Time Therapeutic Preschool follows all applicable current and future regulatory requirements to the greatest extent possible in order to mitigate the spread of COVID‐19. We regard all local, state and federal municipality guidance to ensure that proper protocols are followed throughout our facilities.  Highlights include: onsite COVID‐19 Safety Coordinator at each facility, remote options as needed utilizing Zoom and Seesaw (tablets available), self contained cohorts of 8 and 12, onsite health screenings and PPE provided (optional for children).

To read the FSW’s extensive school reopening plans, click here.

 

Our Prime Time Philosophy

Prime Time recognizes that early intervention is key to addressing and mitigating children’s developmental Smiling young girl and boy sit on rug at preschooldelays. The Prime Time program provides a developmentally appropriate environment that gives each child the individual supports he or she needs to play, learn, grow and thrive.

 

Program Features

Overview

  • Bilingual staff in every classroom
  • Monday through Friday, 5 hours daily
  • Smart board applications
  • Door to door bus transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack provided daily in accordance with USDA nutritional standards
  • All services are provided at no cost to parents or caregivers

Specialized Services

  • Special class size: 8:1:2, 12:1:2 & SCIS (integrated)
  • Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Language-rich curriculum
  • PT, OT, speech, counseling, and feeding therapy
  • Parent counseling & training
  • Sensory gym and playground
  • Individualized and developmentally appropriate lessons and materials
  • Certified and skilled teachers

 

Eligibility

To visit our school or learn more, we request that you first confirm your child’s eligibility through your local Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). CPSE will verify that your child is eligible for one of the following: (1) Initial placement in a center-based program (2) Transition from early intervention or (3) Seeking a transfer from another special education preschool program.

 

Printable Brochure

To view the printable trifold brochure (pdf): click here >

 

Multiple Locations

North Street Center (Main Office) 
456 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 708-6294
(914) 761-1953 fax

Rochambeau Center
228 Fisher Avenue
(914) 997-0147

FSW Lanza Family Center for All Ages
106 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

 

Contact Information

Carol Robinson, MS ED, Director of Early Childhood Programs
(914) 358-4703
Carol.Robinson@fsw.org

Dianne Costanzo, Prime Time Site Director
(914) 761-2731, Ext. 10
Dianne.Costanzo@fsw.org

An Approved NYS Education Department Sec 4410 Special Education Preschool
Partial funding for Prime Time is provided by:
Westchester County Department of Health