Child Find Program

Welcome to Arlington Public Schools Child Find program.

The Child Find Program is for children ages 2-5 years of ageChild Find, determines whether children qualify for special education services through Arlington Public Schools. Children with suspected delays, such as in the areas of cognition, communication, hearing, vision, social-emotional skills, and/or motor skills, can be referred by anyone, including parents, to a committee to determine whether the child is eligible for special education services. The committee is made up of the Child Find coordinator, a speech pathologist, a psychologist, a social worker, and a special education teacher. Children need to be two years old by September 30th of the current school year in order to receive services in that school year.


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  • Please call the Child Find Office to get started:
    • Phone: 703-228-2550
    • Fax: 703-271-7107
    • 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204
    • Child Find can be reached during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Documentation Needed:

Child Find PreK Contact:

Child Find Special Education Coordinators:

Child Find Administrative Assistant:

  • Cristina Del Villar
    If you are interested in sending a referral to our office, please email us at our main address: child.find@apsva.us

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESOURCES

Early Childhood in Arlington Public Schools, including the Montessori and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs.

Parent Resource Center  The PRC’s purpose is to provide parents the support and information they need as they work with the school system to identify and meet their child’s unique learning needs. The PRC offers support and assistance, a lending library, a parent newsletter, parent training workshops, and serves as an information and referral source for families and staff members.

Parent Infant Education Program (PIE) P.I.E is a family-centered program that serves children who have special needs from birth to their third birthday. The PIE program is part of the statewide early intervention program known as the Infant Toddler Connection of Virginia and is also known locally as the Infant Toddler Connection of Arlington.

Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds

Virginia Family Special Education Connection is a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues practices and services to Virginia families who have children with disabilities. This resource was developed by VDOE, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University.