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Special Education

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.

Parentally placed private school students’ parents/guardians with school-aged students (5-21 years of age) may contact Mrs. Anna E. Szilagyi-Weichbrod at 240-740-3855 or via e-mail at for a Child Find referral packet.

Birth through 34 ½ months:

Parents of children between birth and thirty-four and one half 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 or complete the online referral at

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 (born prior to September 1, 2019), the completed paperwork must be received by the Child Find office by 

April 5, 2024

After that date, screenings will be handled by the neighborhood school.


Letter to Parents/Guardians - Welcome to Child Find   English | español

Are you a preschool or daycare provider and interested in Child Find flyers?
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Do you have concerns about your child’s development?

Please submit the following information:

Please refer to the Welcome Letter English - Spanish

Additional Resources

Are you moving into Montgomery County with a child who already has an IEP?

Please submit the following information:

Please refer to the Welcome Move in Letter: English - Spanish

Additional Resources

Office Info

Mrs. Stacy A. Ellis,
Instructional Specialist

Mrs. Joan P. Sugrue,
Instructional Specialist

Ms. Vilma R. Rivas-Cativo,
Program Secretary

Mrs. Faith Fischel,

Office Location

English Manor
4511 Bestor Drive
Room 146
Rockville, Maryland 20853
*Child Find Clinics will be held in Room 136

Contact Us

Phone: 240-740-2170
Intake Line: 301-947-6080
Fax: 301-460-2318
Office Mail:

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