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Child Find

Summit School District 

Child Find Program

The Summit School District Child Find Program is provided without charge to families who live in Summit School District.  The purpose of the program is to identify children from birth up to six years old who may be having difficulty in their development and to provide specialized support services when appropriate.  Parents who contact Child Find may have a concern about their child’s development in the areas of: speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, thinking skills, and social and emotional abilities.  Children may be referred to the Child Find Program at any time. 

The Child Find Program provides developmental screening and, when appropriate, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team assessment to determine eligibility for Early Intervention (birth-three years old) or Preschool Special Education Services (three-five years old).  The multi-disciplinary team includes early childhood specialists and the family.  If a child is determined to be eligible, then an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP, birth-3 years old) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP, 3-5 years old) is developed and services begin.


Developmental Screening

A developmental screening provides a snapshot of the child’s abilities in the areas of speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, thinking skills, and social and emotional abilities.


Multidisciplinary Assessment

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment provides an in-depth look at the child’s development conducted by a team of early childhood specialists and the family.  The process includes a parent interview, a play based assessment and other assessments as appropriate.  




To schedule a free Developmental Screening appointment, please contact the Early Childhood Coordinator:

 970-368-1022

shelly.aleshire@summitk12.org 


Click here to get a copy of the Child Referral form:




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