Parkside Preschool




Parkside Preschool

Parkside Preschool

125 Baldwin Place Road

Mahopac, NY


Parkside Preschool is a private, not-for-profit, New York State Department of Education approved school for children ages three- to five-years with special needs.  Parkside Preschool provides center-based and community-based services to families residing in Putnam and Westchester counties. In our center-based program, our school’s primary focus is to serve children with severe communication or learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders. Our community-based integrated classrooms are offered at the same site, in collaboration with the Pine Grove Country Day School of Mahopac.

We utilize a multidisciplinary approach which includes parents throughout the educational and planning process. A warm, caring, and skilled professional staff has provided specialized instruction for over 40 years. A school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework underpins our developmental approach.

Services offered at Parkside Preschool

  • Full-day Special Classes and Special Classes in an Integrated Setting (SCIS)
  • Specialized Curriculum for Children with Autism that includes Applied Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis on Verbal Behavior (ABA/VB); Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH); Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • PBIS Framework Utilized to Support Students’ Social-Emotional and Academic Development and Promote a Positive School Climate
  • Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies
  • School-based Counseling/ Social Skills Groups/ Play Therapy
  • Use of Instructional Technology
  • Behavior Consultation
  • Parent Education and Support Groups
  • Transition Support Services

Referrals to the program is made by your local school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education.


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For More Information Contact :
Jane Curtin, PhD
Program Director
Phone: 845.628.2280, ext. 34310
Fax: 845.628.0713


Doreen Matthews, MAT
Admissions and IEP Coordinator
Phone: 845.628.2280, ext. 34324
Fax: 845.628.0713