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Child Find

Birth to 2 years 9 months

Please contact DDRC (Developmental Disabilities Resources Center) at 303-462-6619 for additional assistance.

2 years 10 months to 5 years old

Child Find can help families determine if their child is eligible for special education services in the areas of learning, speech, language, motor skills, and social/emotional needs. Child Find screenings and evaluations are a free resource for families who live in Jefferson County.

Unfortunately, if you do not reside in Jefferson County we are unable to serve you. Please contact your districts Child Find program for assistance.  You can find a list of all Colorado Child Find Programs on the CDE website.  If you are unsure in which district you reside, please check your address

To schedule an appointment, contact Child Find Intake at 303-982-7247 or fill out our Child Find Intake Form and you will be contacted shortly to schedule an initial screening.

If you have additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

CURRENT IEP'S

Families moving into the district with a current IEP for their preschool child should contact Child Find Intake at 303-982-7247, for assistance with a preschool program.

Early Childhood Special Education Services

Jefferson County preschools have a continuum of support to meet a student's individual needs and vary by site.  The type of support, amount of service minutes, and accommodations required are determined by the IEP (Individualized Education Program) team.  

Currently, there are 45 preschool sites across the district.  Preschool is available to students who are 3 and 4 years old.  Students who qualify for special education services attend 4 days a week (Tuesday - Friday) at least 2.5 hours per day to access a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).  There are preschool sites that offer a full day or modified programming with extended hours.  Tuition is prorated for students who qualify for an IEP. The IEP team determines if the child's needs can be met in a full/modified day program and parents are asked to complete Eligibility Guidelines.  

For more information regarding Jeffco Public Schools preschools, please read our Preschool Parent Handbook or visit our preschool page.

All children who meet the October 1 cutoff date for kindergarten will be encouraged to enroll in kindergarten.  If a parent wishes to retain a child in preschool, the Jeffco School Board Policy and Process for retention is followed.  If you have additional questions pertaining to preschool retention, please visit the CDE website

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