Child Find

What is Child Find?

Child Find is part of the state of Colorado’s system for identifying children who may have a delay in development. If someone is concerned about a child’s growth or learning, or feel they are not meeting typical developmental milestones, parents or the building level staff may conduct referrals to child find.

Each building in the district has a system, which assists parents and teachers in identifying students who may be eligible for special education services.

Child find services are free and  available to all children birth to age five who reside in the district. Weld RE-3J and Weld Re-8 work together in locating, identifying and evaluating children who may be eligible for early intervention services.

In accordance with federal guidelines, the Child Find team  will make the determination whether the child should be further evaluated. If necessary, the evaluation includes assessments in the areas of cognition, language development social/emotional functioning, physical functioning (including vision and hearing screening), educational achievement and life skills functioning. Parents are an essential component of the multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation. Following assessments, the team will determine eligibility for special education and related services.

 

For questions about the child find process or if you have a child you wish to refer, please call:

Lindsay Surbrugg, Child Find Coordinator and School Psychologist, 303-857-7492 (Fort Lupton) 303-536-2300 (Keenesburg)

 

For more information on Child Find for Children Birth to Age 5 please visit Colorado Department of Education website at