What is a Child Find
Screening is a free check of
your child's development
· Large muscle development
· Eye-hand coordination (fine motor
· Personal-social skills
· Self-help skills
What is the purpose
of a Child Find Screening?
The purpose of the
screen is to identify any factors that may interfere with your child's learning, growth, and
development. The screening is also provided to help parents identify their
child's strength's and weaknesses and provide home suggestions.
What happens during
a Child Find Screening?
During the screening,
your child may stack small blocks, cut with a scissors, draw, count, name
colors, jump, and have fun! Following the screening, a trained professional
will talk with you about the results of the screening. You will have the
opportunity to ask any questions about your child’s development. You may be
given home suggestions, referred on for further testing, or be scheduled to
have skills rechecked at a later date. The screening process usually takes
about 45 minutes.
Who is eligible to be screened?
Any child, birth to age
five, whose family or care givers would like more information about their
child’s development. All school districts within Washington State have Child
Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation,
you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.
Where can I go for screening?
For more information and to schedule a screening, please
North Kitsap School District
18360 Caldart Avenue NE
Poulsbo, Washington 98370