The Snoqualmie Valley School District offers regularly scheduled, free developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 years old. These screenings, called Child Find, provide an opportunity for early childhood professionals to look at your child’s development and compare it to other children their age. We can also assist you in arranging for screening of babies and toddlers under 3 years of age.Parents should contact Child Find if they:
- have questions whether their child has a disability
- are concerned about their infant, toddler, or preschooler's development
- know their child has a disability and are looking for appropriate educational services
- would like to know how to help their school age child succeed in school
What is Child Find?
The process of locating and evaluating children with disabilities is referred to as Child Find. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 requires all school districts to locate, evaluate and provide services for individual’s birth to 21, who may have a disability.Who is eligible to be screened?
Any child, birth to age five, whose family or care givers would like more information about their child’s development. All school districts within Washington State have Child Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.
Evaluations for infants and toddlers
Snoqualmie Valley School District, in contract with Encompass, offers cost free evaluations for infants and toddlers, birth through three years of age. This evaluation will help you to determine if your child is following a typical pattern of development. If appropriate, Encompass will provide early intervention help for your child.School age children
Snoqualmie Valley School District identifies children five through 21 who may have a suspected disability. A parent, staff member, or outside person may refer a student at their local school by contacting their child’s classroom teacher, the school principal or the Special Education department at (425) 831-8015.