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Preschool Special Education and Child Find

Preschool Special Education

Preschool special education is a state and federal mandated program for three- and four-year-old children who meet state eligibility criteria of developmental delay or disability and are experiencing challenges in their learning and development. A child is eligible if they have a significant delay in one or more areas of development, such as learning, speaking or playing. Eligible children are entitled to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. This means that the required preschool services are to be provided in the least restrictive setting at no cost to parents.

 

Child Find

Every school district or Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) have professionals who are trained to evaluate children in a variety of areas, including cognitive functioning, physical functioning, hearing and vision, speech and language and social and emotional development. This service is referred to as Child Find.

 

Contacts

Penny Dell
Supervisor / 619 Coordinator
303-866-6720
Wynette Howard
Program Coordinator
303-866-6712
Heidi McCaslin
State Child Find Coordinator
(3 to 5 year olds)
303-866-6667
Rosana Hinojosa
Administrative Assistant
303-866-6124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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