Child Find

Child Find

In coordination with the school district, the Child Find function locates children who are potentially eligible for services.  They are located, screened, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services, without experiencing unnecessary delays in the service system.  The primary target population for FDLRS is all children and youth, birth up to the 22nd birthday who are not enrolled in a public school.

 Jennifer McBride, Child Find Specialist - Email:  jennifer.mcbride@marion.k12.fl.us

Service Area:  Citrus, Gilchrist, and Marion Counties

Terri Pogue, Child Find Specialist - Email: terri.pogue@marion.k12.fl.us

Service Area:  Alachua, Dixie, and Levy Counties

Jill Bennett-Rhodes, Child Find Secretary - Email: jill.bennett-rhodes@marion.k12.fl.us

Child Find offers information and FREE SCREENING for children birth to 5 years of age who may have difficulty with learning, speaking, playing, seeing, walking, and/or hearing.

Sampling of Services offered by Child Find:

  • Child Find Awareness/Outread
  • Child Find Service Coordination with Multi-Agencies
  • CHRIS Database
  • Developmental Screening and Early Childhood Screening Coordination
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Child Evaluations in Coordination with Pre-K ESE
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Part C to B Transition Facilitation
  • Professional Development and Technical Assistance
  • Resource and Referral
  • Support BDI Implementation

Click below to complete the Child Find Referral Form

Child Find Referral Form

Click below to complete the Interagency Release Form

Interagency Release Form

Phone: (800) 533-0326 or (352) 671-6051

Fax: (352) 671-6096

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