Child Find

Child Find Notice

 

  • OSD Child Find NoticeAre you worried about your child’s development?
  • Does your child have a medical disorder or birth defect that interferes with their development
  • Does the child seem to have hearing or vision issues?
  • Does your child have difficulty communicating with people outside the family?
  • Does your child have difficulty keeping up with other children their age?
  • Does your child have concerning behaviors?

 

Any child, birth to five, whose family or caregivers  have concerns about their child’s development and live in Olympia School District Boundaries  can contact our office to receive a free Child Find Screening.* 

 



What happens during a Child Find Screening?

The purpose of a Child Find Screening is to identify issues that may affect your child’s learning, growth, and development and to help parents identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

During the screening, your child may stack small blocks, cut with scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump, and have fun! You may also be asked questions about your child's development and medical background.

 

After the screening, someone will talk to you about the results and you may be given suggestions, a referral for more testing, or scheduled to have skills rechecked later.  You will have the chance to ask any questions about your child’s development.  The whole process takes about one hour.

 

Where can I go for screening?

All school districts in Washington State have Child Find Screenings available.

 

For more information and to schedule a screening in your school district, please contact:

  • Olympia School District Early Learning Line at (360) 596-7539
  • Olympia School District Early Learning Email at earlylearning@osd.wednet.edu

 

If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the local district for a screening. 

 

*South Sound Parent to Parent is the Washington State Early Intervention Provider Agency for students age 0, 1, and 2 years old for students who live in the Olympia metropolitan area but do not reside within Olympia School District Boundaries. Please contact South Sound Parent to Parent at (360) 352-1126 or use their website to refer your child for services. 

 

WAC 392-172A-02040 - School districts shall conduct child find activities calculated to reach all students with a suspected disability for the purpose of locating, evaluating and identifying students who are in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disability.