ChildFind seeks to identify and assist families with young children ages three to five years who are not currently enrolled in school and may need special education services. The screenings are held throughout the school year. Evaluations for possible intellectual or physical disabilities are available in the areas of hearing, vision, speech, language, emotional health, self help, social skills, motor skills, problem solving, and cognitive skills.
The screening itself takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. During this time, children will be given a free vision, hearing, speech, language and developmental check. While their child is being screened, parents will be asked to provide general information on their child's development. Their child's baby book or calendar may be helpful to parents in answering some of the questions. Results will be provided to the parents after their child's screening has been completed.
AppointmentsAn appointment is required for a ChildFind preschool screening. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 360.279.5928. If your child is already in school, please contact your school principal to request testing. Check ChildFind Poster for more information.
Dates for 2020-21 Screenings*
Depending on current state guidelines, children and adults must wear a face covering while in the building and participating in the screenings. To the extent possible, we will be physically distancing and ask that only one parent or guardian attend.
If your child is under the age of three, they can receive special program assistance through the Toddler Learning Center. Parents can call 360.679.1039 or email for more information.