Child Find - Evaluation

Do you have concerns for your child's development?

Tacoma Schools provides services to assist in evaluating and identifying students ages birth to 21 with suspected disabilities and who reside within our boundaries.

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Ages Birth to Three

If you suspect delays and your child is younger than 2 years 10 months, contact Pierce County Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). Phone number: 253-798-3790, pcfrc@piercecountywa.gov

Online referral form

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Ages Three to Five

If your child is age 2 years, 10 months to five years old (not yet in kindergarten), AND your child is not enrolled in a Tacoma Public Schools preschool program. Screening does not guarantee placement into a preschool program.

free developmental screening

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My child is already enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools

Each school has a Child Find/referral team for preschool through twelfth grade. If you have concerns for your child’s development, contact the teacher and school psychologist at your child’s school to initiate a referral as part of the Child Find process.

Verify your address is within TPS boundaries (must use Chrome or Internet Explorer).

If your childcare is within TPS boundaries but you do not reside here, contact your local school district’s Child Find or Student Services office to refer your child for a screening. Every school district offers a similar process.

TPS Boundary verification

Does your preschooler have an IEP from another school district?

Contact Grace Ellen Clark, 253-571-2606. We will request records and provide your child with commensurate services in Tacoma Public Schools.

2021-2022 Screening Dates

  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 11
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20

Child Find Screening FAQs

Child Find evaluation and placement FAQs

Contact us

Location:
Willard Early Learning Center 3201 South D Street,
Tacoma 98418 

Main office:
253-571-2610 

Email: 
Childfind@Tacoma.k12.wa.us

Fax:
253-571-2609 

2021-2022 Screening Dates

  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 11
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20