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Child Find

The Issaquah School District's Child Find Program is designed to locate and offer assistance to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, between the ages of birth and 21, who may have developmental delays or learning problems. Early identification of problems can make a big difference in a child's future school success.

What is a Child Find Screening?

  • Screening for your child’s development will include:
    • Large muscle development (gross motor skills)
    • Eye-hand coordination (fine motor skills)
    • Communication skills
    • Concepts (cognitive skills)
    • Social/emotional skills
    • Self-help skills

What is the purpose of the ages 3-5 Child Find Screening? 

  • The ISD Child Find Program is designed to identify possible delays in early childhood development in the following areas: as: cognitive, speech/language, fine and gross motor, adaptive and social-emotional.  The screening is also provided to help parents identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses and provide home suggestions and/or further evaluation if needed in any area of concern.

What happens during a Child Find Screening?

  • During the screening, your child may stack small blocks, cut with scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump and will 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 to an hour.

Who is eligible to be screened?

  • Any child, birth to age five, whose family or caregiver 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. 
  • For more information and to schedule a screening, contact Issaquah Child Find (Email - or Child Find Intake Line at 425-837-7197.


Child Find Process


A Screening Process to identify the need for intervention Screeners: OT, PT, SLP, and Psychologist

Areas screened: fine motor, sensory, gross motor, articulation, expressive and receptive language, adaptive skills, social emotion and behavior. 


Referrals come from many sources: parents, teachers, medical professionals. 

Referrals can directly contact Child Find for information but keep in mind, parent/caregiver consent and cooperation is required. 


  1. Parent is contacted by the Child Find Specialist
  2. An intake interview is scheduled and conducted
  3. Forms are sent to parent to complete.

Child Find Email


All Child Find appointments are scheduled monthly at Holly Street Learning Center.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


The professional screening your child may suggest a further look into that skill area. This is an EVALUATION recommendation and will be completed at your child's assigned preschool site. 

Holly Street Early Learning Center - Downtown Issaquah
Briarwood - Renton Highlands
Discovery - Issaquah Plateau

The corresponding psychologist will contact the caregiver to schedule a time for the EVALUATION.