Child Find Services

Child Find is the process for locating, evaluating and identi­fying all children from birth through age 21 who are suspected of having a disability.

  • Parents who suspect their FCPS enrolled child may have an educational disability should speak with staff at their child’s school.
  • Parents of a child entering Kindergarten in the fall (5 years old by September 1, 2018) should contact the Child Find Office at 301-644-5292.  After March 21, 2023, the parents should contact the child’s residence school.  
  • If a child is 2 years, 9 months or older and not enrolled in FCPS, parents should contact the Child Find Office at 301‑644‑5292 for preschoolers, and 301-644-5003 for school-aged students.

Information regarding the Child Find process for children younger than 2 years, 9 months may be obtained from the Frederick County Developmental Center, 301‑600-1611.

Child Find Brochure: English | Español

To make a referral to Child Find for a child with suspected educational delays, please complete the Child Find Intake Form.

The Child Find video showcases the continuum of preschool special education services available to children in Frederick County Public Schools who warrant the support of specialized instruction. Families, service providers and community members are invited to view the video to develop a better understanding of the supports available to some of our youngest learners.