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Child Find / Early Childhood Special Education

Child Find is committed to supporting families through the process of identification, evaluation, and continued appropriate services for children with possible delays. The Child Find team evaluates children who are ages 3-5 and also coordinates the identification and evaluation of school-aged children in private schools.
 
The Child Find team offers support and developmental screenings in the areas of speech/language, fine motor, and gross motor skills, learning, hearing/vision, and social and emotional adaptability at no cost to parents. To access screening or make a referral for a child 3-5 please complete the Preschool Child Find Referral.
 
If your child is a school-aged (kindergarten-12th grade) homeschool or private school student and lives or attends school within the Durango 9R school district boundaries please complete the School-Aged Child Find Referral.
 
If your child is birth-3 years of age, contact Community Connections at (970) 565-8389. Community Connections supports kids and families in La Plata county through Early Intervention programs. Community Connections holds evaluations and children receive an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), with services generally received in the home setting.
 
The Preschool Child Find team works closely with early childhood special education staff to develop an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) with services and supports to address any developmental delays determined in the evaluation process. All services are provided in our district preschool classrooms at no cost to parents/guardians.
 
For local information contact:
 
Durango School District 9-R Child Find
Jennifer Baufield
970.247.5411 ext. 1468
 
For more in-depth information please visit the Colorado Department of Education website at:

 
Child Find Files:
Want more information on what to expect of your child's communication development? Check out the below resources. 
Want more information on what to expect of your child's motor development? Check out the below resource.