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

Ms. 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 Website 

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 or hearing.


Sampling of Services offered by Child Find:

  • Child Find Awareness/Outreach
  • Child Find Service Coordination with Multi-Agencies
  • CHRIS Database
  • Developmental Screenings and Early Childhood Screening Coordination
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Childhood Evaluations in Coordination with PreK 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


Click below to complete the Interagency Release Form



  • Stages of Normal Development - This informative booklet proviides an overview of the critical milestones to look for in a young child's development.  
  •  Language Birth to Three -  A Language Development Guide for Children Birth to Age 3. *Note:  This information depicts a genteral range of development and should only be used as a guide.*  
  •  The Development of Speech Sounds  - This chart shows at what age the majority of children can articulate English consonants correctly. *Note:  This chart depicts a general range of development and should only be used as a guide.*



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

Fax:  (352) 671-6096