Child Find Services
Child Find assists parents and schools in the early identification of children who are at risk of developing special or unique needs and who are not being served in a public school. Child Find's target age group is birth through 21 years, but primary emphasis is placed on children birth to 5 years of age.
Child Find also provides information about community programs and professional consultation for parents and providers. Awareness and outreach activities ensure that the public receives ongoing, consistent information about Child Find and how to access services for children with special needs and/or other early intervention services. Information is provided on an individual basis or through community presentations and events.
Referring a Child
If you have concerns about a child's speaking, understanding, moving or playing, seeing, hearing, getting along with other children, learning or self-help skills, Child Find provides developmental screening FREE OF CHARGE in the areas of communication, motor development, vision, hearing, and preschool readiness skills. Child Find also can assist with evaluation and service planning if needed.
Contact us at 386-329-3811 to speak with one of our Child Find Specialists or click here to email FDLRS Child Find (Please include contact information in your email.) or you may complete and fax a referral form to 386-329-3835.
- Joanne Gore (Serving Bradford, Flagler, and St. Johns Counties)
- Kari Hawkins (Serving Baker, Putnam, and Union Counties)
- Marsha Peacock (Serving St. Johns County)
If your child is between the ages of birth and 35 months, you may want to contact your local Early Steps:
Baker, Bradford, St. Johns Counties: Northeastern Early Steps
Flagler & Putnam Counties: North Beaches Early Steps
Union County: North Central Early Steps
Contact List for Early Steps programs, statewide: Early Steps Programs Serving Florida
Resources for Parents:
- Child Find Flyer
- Referral Form
- Permission to Screen Form
- Release of Information Form
- Developmental Red Flags
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Typical Language Development
- Child Find Informational Video
- Child Find Informational Video (Spanish)
- Child Development Lunch and Learn Presentation
- The Road Through Child Find