Child Find is a legal requirement that commands all school districts to have a process for identifying and evaluating children who have disabilities and may be entitled to special education services. Students ages 3 to 4 years must live within the district attendance boundaries and may not be currently enrolled in a special education preschool program.
The process is as follows:
Parent/legal guardian picks up the preschool health and developmental packet (also known as the yellow packet) from the Special Education Department at the District Office, located at 4050 E. Imperial Hwy., Lynwood, 90262. At that time, the parent/guardian will be asked to provide identification and two (2) proofs of residency in the form of utility bills to establish residency with the district attendance boundaries.
What can I expect at the time of the Child Find appointment?
Parent/legal guardian and child will meet with a team of specialists that may include; a school psychologist, speech and language therapist, special education teacher and nurse. A screening of the child and parent interview will be conducted and results shared with the parent/legal guardian at the time of the appointment.
If you have any questions, please contact the Special Education Department at 310.886.1600 x8139.