Preschool Child Find Process

Free Preschool Screenings @ Child Find

Preschool Special Education Information & Screening Requests
(520) 232-7034

Child Find Brochure (available in PDF) English | Spanish

What is Child Find?
Child Find has three parts:

  1. public relations
  2. the screening process of locating and identifying those children in need of services
  3. the referral of birth to 3 children to AzEIP

There is no cost for this service.

Why screen and evaluate preschool children?
When learning challenges are identified at a young age, early intervention can help the child with their development.

What to watch for...
Children who are showing difficulties with any of the following areas may have a learning challenge. Watch for difficulties with:

  • speaking/understanding
  • vision
  • hearing
  • walking/running
  • self-help skills
  • behavior/social skills
  • manipulating small objects/drawing
  • cognitions/academics

Who is eligible for screening/evaluation?
Children between the ages of 2 years, 9 months and 5 years of age, prior to September 1 of current school year and reside within the TUSD boundaries.

How to schedule a screening:
Call (520) 232-7034. An intake will be taken over the phone and an appointment will be scheduled within 45 days.

What happens at the screening appointment?

  • A team member will ask you about your child's growth and development.
  • An audiologist will check your child's hearing.
  • A certified vision screener will check your child's vision.
  • Your child may be screened in one or more areas which the staff feels appropriate based on observation, review of records, etc.
  • A team member will share the screening results.
  • If an evaluation is necessary, an appointment will be arranged.

What if my child is less than three years of age?
If you have concerns about a child that is between birth and two years, nine months of age, call the Arizona Early Intervention Program at (520) 325-6495 or (877) 222-5432.