Child Find

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FDLRS Child Find, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have or are at risk of developing disabilities. Providing service coordination for diagnostic screening, also placement, training, and support are also provided.

Spring Community Screening Times and Dates...

Video de encontrar niños en español...

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Community of Providers (Madison Jefferson Taylor)

Screening Forms for Agencies
Flyer - The road through Child Find
Flyer - Speech Sound Development
Screening Forms for Parents
Technical Assistance and Training System State Pre-K
The Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services
(Florida's Central Directory) provides statewide information and referral services for families of children who have disabilities and special health care needs or who are at risk for developmental delays. The Central Directory operates a national toll-free number 1-800-654-4440, maintains a statewide database, advocacy, public awareness, and education.
Florida's Transition Project
"Florida's Transition Project for Infants, Young Children and Their Families assist local communities to develop, improve or sustain a seamless system of transition among the agencies providing services to young children with disabilities, birth to six years of age, and their families."
Office of Early Learning -
"Part of the Florida Department of Education, the Office of Early Learning dedicates its people, time and energy to ensuring access, affordability, and quality of early learning services for the state’s children and families."
Voluntary PreKindergarten Program offers parents the choice of placing their four-year-old children in an early learning program.
"Florida was one of the first states in the country to offer free prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds. Children must live in Florida and be 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year to be eligible. If their fourth birthday falls Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 in a calendar year, parents can postpone enrolling their child in VPK that year and wait until the following year when their child is 5."
Early Learning Coalitions
"Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway, Inc. The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway (ELC-FG) is a non-profit organization that provides Early Learning services (School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten - VPK) to Lafayette, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union counties in the state of Florida. Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region."
The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region
"The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region serves children and families located in the seven counties that comprise northern Florida’s Big Bend: Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla."
National Association for the Education of Young Children
"The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides resources and information to promote excellence in early childhood education.."
Florida Children's Forum
"Investing adequate resources in young children will result in stronger families and communities prepared to succeed in a competitive global economy and accept the responsibilities of good citizenship. Mission Statement The Children’s Forum provides leadership and advocacy to achieve high-quality and accessible early care and education and afterschool services for all children. …Because Kids Can’t Wait!."
Public Health Services - Find a County Health Department
"The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts."

FDLRS/GATEWAY 5683 US HWY 129 SOUTH, SUITE 1 JASPER FL. 32052 Phone: 386 792-2877 FAX: 386 792-3273 CHILD FIND/ PARENTS 1 800 227-0059 EDUCATORS 1 800 404-0205

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