Child Find

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Child Find is part of Colorado's system for identifying children suspected of having a delay in development. If a young child is not meeting typical developmental milestones, or someone is concerned about the child’s growth or learning, child find teams will evaluate how the child plays, learns, speaks, behaves and moves. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if there is a significant delay or if there is a need for early intervention or special education services. Evaluations conducted by Child Find teams are at no cost to parents. Children who are not yet in Kindergarten may be referred at any time when a family member, doctor or child care provider has a concern about their development.


Children Birth to 3

If you suspect that your child is delayed in their development, your child may be eligible to receive early intervention services. The Developmental Disabilities Resource Center will support families with eligibility determination and services coordination.  You can contact them by calling 303-462-6619 or send an email to eireferral@ddrcco.com


Children Ages 3-5 

If you suspect that your child is delayed in their development, your child may be eligible to receive preschool special education services.   The Clear Creek School District preschool program will assist families as they engage the eligibility determination and services process. Please contact Emily Hanshew at emily.hanshew@ccsdre1.org or call 303-679-4640. 


Children in grades Kindergarten through grade 12

For school aged children, please contact the building principal for more information. 

Carlson Elementary:  Lorain Swartz, 303-679-5700

King Murphy: Tony Pascoe, 303-670-0005

Clear Creek Middle School and High School: Chris Gould, 303-679-4600


For more information 

CDE Resources and Guidance  

Early Intervention Colorado