Child Find

What is Child Find? 

King George County Public Schools participates in an ongoing process of locating, evaluating and identifying youth ages 2 through 21 inclusive who are disabled and may be in need of special education services under IDEA or provisions under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes wards of the state and those who attend a home-school or private school which are located within the geographic boundaries of King George County. Any child who is identified as having a disability and requires special education is entitled to a free and appropriate public education designed to meet their needs.

Who May Be Eligible?

 Children with:

  • Autism

  • Deafness

  • Deaf-Blindness

  • Developmental Delay

  • Emotional Disabilities

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Multiple Disabilities

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Other Health Impairment

  • Speech/Language Impairment

  • Visual Impairment 


For more information on these disabilities,
please visit the 
VA Dept. of Education's website. 

Parent Education- Infant Development Program

(PE-ID)  Ages: birth - 3  

(540) 372-3561 

For school-age children call

your neighborhood school:

Sealston Elementary 
(540) 775-3400

King George Elementary
(540) 775-5411

Potomac Elementary
 (540) 663-3322

King George Middle
 (540) 775-2331

King George High
 (540) 775-3535

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by anyone concerned with the child's developmental/educational performance.

Who can make the referral?
Child's teacher
Community agency
School official
For preschool age children, parents are required to complete a registration form as part of the screening paperwork.  this form will be used for data purposes only. Registration at the base school does not mean that the student is enrolled at that school.

What to bring to the screening:

  - the child for whom there are concerns.

-valid parent/guardian government issued picture id.

-any pertinent medical, developmental or speech/ language reports you have regarding your child.

-the completed registration, referral and/or screening forms that will be sent via email, mail or parent may pick up.   

Should further assessment be needed, the parent will be required to bring in the following documentation.
1) Parent will be asked to provide proof of residency in King George, VA.
The following documentation must be provided, and must include
a) one of the following: homeowner/mortgage verification to include mortgage statement, deed, ratified sales agreement; and/or rental agreement/lease;  and
b) one of the following: real estate tax bill/statement, homeowner's/renter's insurance, current utility bill or letter of account from utility company (gas, electric, or water only).
All documents must be current, valid, and reflect the parent's name and address being used.
2) Your child's official, state-issued birth certificate.

Please Note: If proper identification, proof of residency and birth certificate are not available, we will not be able to proceed with the process and/or screening.

For more information, please contact: 
Early Childhood Special Education Services

(540) 775-8639

  The Office of Special Services
(540) 775-5833

Typical Signs of Development

By two years:

  • drinks from a cup 

  •  refers to self by name

  • uses a spoon with some spilling

  • asks for desired items by name 

  • uses two word phrases, "mommy go"

  • walks up and down stairs

By three  years:  

  • holds a crayon and imitates circles and lines 

  • can demonstrate number concepts one and two

  • can identify big and little

  • responds to simple directions

  • identifies objects by use," what do you wear on your feet?"

  • asks questions

  • uses three to four word phrases

  • runs, jumps, and throws a ball

  • others can understand about 50% of the child's speech 

By four years:

  • copies a circle and cross

  • draws a person with 3 parts

  • matches 6 colors

  • counts to 5

  • listens to story for 5 minutes

  • understands prepositions (on,under,etc)

  • responds to two step directions

  • answers "if", "what" and "when" questions

  • snips with scissors

  • others understand about 90-100% of the child's speech


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