Child Find – Overview

Child find systems ensure that school districts have formal policies and procedures in place to locate, identify, and evaluate all children suspected to be children with disabilities using the special education process.  Learn more about how RACE 2K assists school districts in developing and implementing child find policies, procedures and practices specific to toddlers and preschool children.


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School districts are required to have formal child find policies and procedures that describe how the district will locate, identify, and evaluate all children suspected to be a child with a disability between 2.5 (30 months of age) and 21 years of age using the special education process. However, the transition process from Early Supports and Services can begin as early as 27 months of age.   RACE 2K assists school districts in developing and implementing child find policies, procedures and practices specific to toddlers and preschool children that ensure compliance with all requirements.   In this section you will find sample policies and procedures, and other resources to support districts in looking at their current practices. You may also contact us for more in-depth technical assistance.