Child Find

Child Find

FDLRS Child Find in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have or are at risk of developing disabilities. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, placement, training, and support is also provided.

In an effort to locate children ages 3 to 5 (preschool age) who exhibit disabilities or delays in development, FDLRS-South Child Find personnel provides pre-school screenings of vision, hearing, development, speech/language and behavior. Screenings are conducted at multiple school locations throughout the district, early care and education centers, as well as in other facilities in cooperation with health departments, the Early Learning Coalition of Dade and Monroe counties and other community agencies. Child Find personnel also assists the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Pre-K Diagnostic Teams in providing comprehensive screenings to children referred to Child Find for evaluation.


Sampling of Services offered by Child Find:

  • Child Find Awareness/Outreach
  • Child Find Service Coordination
  • CHRIS Database
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Early Childhood Developmental Screenings, Coordination, and Resources
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Learning Coalitions
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Part C to B Transition Facilitation, Resources, Professional Development, Technical Assistance
  • Pre-K ESE Coordination and Meeting/Support
  • Technical Assistance


 Developmental Screening Locations in Miami-Dade County:


Robert Renick Educational Center

2201 N.W. 207 Street

Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

PH: 305-474-5100

FX: 305-474-5101 


    Shadowlawn Elementary School     

149 N.W. 49 Street

Miami, Florida 33127

PH: 305-758-3673


JRE Lee Educational Center

6521 S.W. 62 Avenue

South Miami, Florida 33143

PH: 786-268-4752

FX: 786-268-4760


Caribbean K-8 Center

11990 S.W. 200 Street

Miami, Florida 33177

PH: 305-233-7131


Center for International Education (CIE)

ESE Student Services Bldg 005 Room 003

900 N.E. 23 Avenue,

Homestead, Florida 33033

PH: 305-248-7911 Ext 2314

FX: 786-268-4760



Developmental Screening Locations in Monroe County:


Plantation Key School

100 Lake Road

Tavernier, Florida 33070

PH: 305-340-7634

FX: 305-289-2496


Stanley Switlik Elementary

3400 Overseas Hwy.

Marathon, Florida 33050

PH: 305-340-7634

FX: 305-289-2496


Horace O'Bryant School

1105 Leon Street

Key West, Florida 33040

PH: 305-340-7634

FX: 305-289-2496



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