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Office of Special Education

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21


Contact Child Find Service

English Manor School
4511 Bestor Drive, Room 146
Rockville, Maryland 20853

Child Find Clinics will be held in Room 136

Phone: 240-740-2170
Intake Line: 301-947-6080
Fax: 301-871-0957

Stacy Ellis, Instructional Specialist
Joan Sugrue, Instructional Specialist
Vilma Rivas-Cativo, Program Secretary
ChildFind@mcpsmd.org
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Child Find

Child Find provides free developmental screenings for children from three years of age until kindergarten. It is also the single point of entry for families moving into Montgomery County whose preschool-aged child has been previously identified with a disability.  

 

Non-resident families with developmental concerns about their child who does NOT have an IEP and attends a preschool or child care center located in Montgomery County may contact Child Find. 

 

Non-resident families who have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and who attends a preschool or childcare center located in Montgomery County, should contact the Division of Business, Fiscal, and Information Systems at 240-740-3852. 

 

Birth to Age 2 Years, 10 Months:

Parents of children between birth and two years, 10 months of age should contact Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program to request an evaluation if they have concerns about their child’s development at 240-777-3997.

Kindergarten to Age 21:
Parents of students in kindergarten through age 21 should contact their neighborhood school to request an evaluation. In order to complete a screening for a child who will enter Kindergarten in the fall, the completed paperwork must be received by the Child Find office by March 22. After that date, screenings will be handled by the neighborhood school.  

Resources

Please submit the following information if you have concerns with your child’s development. A Child Find Specialist will contact you to schedule a screening following submission of all required documents.


Please submit the follow information if your child does not already have an IEP:

 

• Welcome Letter (contains information needed that does not come in a form): English/Spanish
    o Child’s Birth Certificate
    o Parent’s/Guardian’s Driver’s License
    o Proof of Residency (see Quick Guide to Enrollment)
• Questionnaire: English/Spanish
• New Student Information Form 
• Prekindergarten Teacher Questionnaire

Additional Resources
Quick Guide to Enrollment
• Shared Housing Disclosure

Are you moving to Montgomery County with a preschooler who has an IEP? 

Please submit the following information:

 • Welcome Move in Letter (contains information needed that does not come in a form): English/Spanish
    o Child’s Birth Certificate
    o Parent’s/Guardian’s Driver’s License
    o Proof of Residency (see Quick Guide to Enrollment)
• Move in Questionnaire: English/Spanish 
• New Student Information Form 
• Authorization for Release/Exchange Confidential Information
• Student Record Card  
• Maryland Department of health Immunization Certificate 
• Prekindergarten Teacher Questionnaire


Additional Resources
• Quick Guide to Enrollment
• Shared Housing Disclosure