Early Childhood Identification and Services

Child Find: Overview

Child Find is the process of identifying children with potential special education needs, and educating the community about child development and the importance of early intervention. Child Find services are provided through Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Special Services, Early Childhood Identification and Services (ECID&S) program. Child Find screenings are free to children ages 20 months to 5 years old who are Fairfax County or Fairfax City residents. Note: Child must turn 2 by no later than September 30th. ECID&S staff serve as liaisons and provide assistance and information to local community preschool, day care, Head Start and Family and Early Childhood Education Programs (FECEP). ECIDS&S staff also perform community outreach to increase public awareness of the importance of early intervention, and to ensure that all members of the Fairfax County community are able to access Child Find services, if needed.


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August 15, 2011