Preschool Program Specialist: 623-535-6068
The intent of Child Find under both federal and state requirements is to ensure that all children ages birth - 21 years with delays or disabilities are identified, located and evaluated in order to receive needed early intervention supports or special education services. Public agencies responsible for providing these supports and services are obligated to actively search to "find" children who may be eligible and conduct an eligibility determination precess that includes screening and evaluation according to state established criteria. For more information on this subject, please call ADE/Child Find Unit at 1-800-352-4558, DES/AzEIP Office at 1-888-439-5609, or Children's Information Center at 1-800-232-1676. You can also click on the links below to go to those websites.
Early intervention supports and services assist families of eligible children aged birth to three to help their child develop to his or her full potential and, to the maximum extent possible, participate in the daily activities and routines of their families and communities with greater independence and competence.