Skip To Main Content

Child Find

If you are concerned about your child having a delay in language, motor, social-emotional development or you suspect learning difficulties that may affect their ability to learn, please contact the school district special education office at the number listed below or contact the school principal or school counselor at the school building  your child attends. If your child attends a private school, please contact the school administrator at the private school for a referral form.

The Child Find mandate applies to all children who reside within a school district, including children who attend private schools and public schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children who are wards of the state. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a) (3))
If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

Birth to Age 3

If you are concerned about development in this age group, please contact Toddler Learning Center in Oak Harbor at 360-679-1039.

Preschool Age (3-5)

Periodic Screenings are scheduled for preschool age (3 to 5) to identify possible delays in different areas. If you are concerned about your child having a delay in language, motor, social-emotional development or you suspect learning difficulties that may affect their ability to learn, please contact the school district special education office at the number listed below.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled preschool age screening day but are concerned about your child's development, please contact the Special Education District office at 360-221-6808x2206 or contact by email  (specialed@sw.wednet.edu). The scheduled screening dates are not your only opportunity for screening.

OUR PRESCHOOL SCREENING 2023 DATES ARE: 

FEBRUARY 15 

MAY 3

To schedule a time slot for one of the scheduled screening days, call 360-221-6808 x 2206 or email specialed@sw.wednet.edu for more information.

School Age (6-21)

The South Whidbey School District identifies children ages 6-21 who may have a suspected disability. A referral may be initiated by a parent, staff member or by a person knowledgeable about the student. Please contact your child’s school administrator, principal or school counselor.

You can contact the South Whidbey School District Special Education department at 360-221-6808 ext. 2206 or the Special Education Director, Dr. Jeff Fankhauser, at ext. 4608, for more information about making a referral.