Special Education Preschool

Due to events surrounding COVID-19, the Special Education preschool office is currently closed for intake appointments and assessments. Special Education preschool assessments will continue once school establishments have been cleared to re-open. If your child was previously assigned to be assessed, you will be notified by a staff member regarding new assessment dates, once they are all cleared to return. If your child will be attending TK or Kindergarten for the upcoming school year 2020-2021, parents will be receiving a letter in June notifying them of their child's school placement. Once you are notified of your child's school placement for TK or Kindergarten, you will be directed to complete registration online; Meanwhile, parents can contact via email, Susana.Ortega@cvesd.org or Erika.Munoz@cvesd.org with any questions regarding your preschool age child.

Preschool Special Education

Our goal at CVESD is to meet the needs of all our students. We firmly believe every child should have equitable access to the curriculum and we strive to provide them with the services and support needed to do so. We also understand every child is unique; therefore, if you are concerned about your child's development, we encourage you to share your concerns with the classroom teacher and they will ensure adequate steps are taken to support you and your child.

Diagnostic Assessment Registration

Due to COVID-19, our registration process has been modified to accommodate families while the preschool office is closed.

Once you have been notified by a staff member, please submit the completed packet plus all the documents listed below, via email to: susana.ortega@cvesd.org


We ask that you please send the packet fully completed, otherwise your registration will not be processed until all documents are received. Please click on the links to download the packets.


Registration Packet       Paquete de Registración

If you are not able to return via-email, please return in the drop box that has been placed outside the preschool office for your convenience, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Since the office is closed to the public, you may notify via-email that you dropped your packet off.


Please include the following documents:


  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's immunization record
  • Proof of residence in the parents name dated within 30 days. Mobil-cell phone and/or past due bills are not accepted. It can be ONE of the following: Mortgage Statement, Lease Agreement and rent receipt, apartment complex letter on letterhead signed by the landlord, Homeowner's Association, correspondence from a government agency, gas/electricity, water, trash, sewer, cable, and telephone (land line only). If you live with a relative, please contact susana.ortega@cvesd.org
  • Father's and Mother's ID, legal guardian or other.


We will contact you once we've received your application.

Preschool Evaluation Referrals - UPDATE: The Special Education preschool office is closed. Please come back to check about re-opening dates.

The Preschool Evaluations department can assist parents who are concerned regarding their child's development. If you feel your child may require an evaluation, please contact the Preschool Intake Secretary at (619) 425-9600 ext. 1708 to schedule an intake appointment.
During your intake appointment, your concerns will be discussed with the intake team who will then determine the best next steps for your child with your input. The video below will take you through the entire preschool intake process and shed some light on how the evaluation may look for your child. 


Diagnostic Team - UPDATE: Please wait for a staff member to contact you about the details regarding your child's assessment. 

If your child is referred for a comprehensive assessment, he or she will be participating in a two-week program that resembles a preschool classroom. During this time, a multi-disciplinary assessment team will be observing, collecting data and administering the needed assessment tools in all areas of suspected disability. Upon completion of the two-week cycle, the team will schedule an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting to share with you the results of the assessment and determine potential eligibility for Special Education Services and Support.

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