Child Find is the process of identifying, locating, and evaluating children, birth through age 21 years, required of all public school districts under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Child Find is a resource available to all children residing within the service boundaries of the Snoqualmie Valley School District, including homeless children, children who are wards of the State, highly mobile children, migrant children, and children who attend private and public schools.
Child Find screenings help determine if a suspected delay or disability is present. This requires an evaluation to determine eligibility for school-based special education services to address the identified delays.
Parents should contact the Child Find Coordinator if they:
Have questions or concerns about any aspect of their child’s learning and development or
Have a child already identified with a disability and are seeking appropriate educational services.
Early Services for Infants and Toddlers (Birth - 3 years)
SVSD partners with Encompass to offer cost-free evaluations for infants and toddlers. This evaluation will help identify if a child is following a typical development pattern, or if a delay may be present, and offer early intervention services to address the identified delays.
For more information or to schedule a screening intake, please contact: Encompass | 425-888-2777
For more information regarding Early Services for Infants and Toddlers, please visit the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Preschool (Ages 3 - 5)
SVSD offers regularly scheduled, free developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 years old. These screenings provide an opportunity for early childhood professionals to assess your child’s development in the areas of social, adaptive, motor, speech/language, and cognitive skills. If eligible, SVSD offers a continuum of specialized services, including developmental preschool and itinerant service models.
For more information or to schedule a Child Find screening, please contact: Marci Nicholson, Early Childhood Education Coordinator | 425-831-0948
2022-2023 Preschool Developmental Screenings:
School-Aged (5 - 21)
SVSD accepts referrals for special education evaluations for children with a suspected disability. Parents, staff members, or outside persons may refer a student at their local school by contacting the child’s classroom teacher or school principal. If you are concerned about your child’s academic success or functional abilities, believe your child has a disability, or are looking for appropriate educational services, please contact your child’s school principal, school psychologist, or SVSD Student Services.
Review the Notice of Special Education Procedural Safeguards for Students and Their Families here.