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Preschool Screening

Hockinson School District is Proud to Offer Preschool Screening

Child Screenings Available at Hockinson School District

Hockinson School District provides free screening services for children 3-5 years old who have not entered kindergarten.  If you have concerns about your child please call the Special Programs Office at 360 448-6415.  Results are confidential.


What is Child Find?

Child Find is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of early intervention or special education services.  It is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening and evaluation to locate, identify and refer children as early as possible. 


Care providers who contact Child Find may have concerns about a child’s development in an individual area or multiple areas which could include:

Communication Skills             Cognitive Skills

Motor Skills                             Daily Living Skills

Social/Emotional Skills            Vision

Hearing                                   Orthopedic


Who Will Screen My Child?

The Child Find team consists of a variety of district personnel with expertise in their particular area of screening.


Screening Goals

  • Provide families with information concerning child growth/development
  • Help families be more aware of community resources and importance of early intervention
  • Identify children in need of additional assessment
  • Encourage parents to view school as a partner in educating children