A component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) that requires school districts to locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities ages birth through twenty-one, who are in need of early intervention or special education and related services.
Early Intervention: Birth to Three years old
The Shelton School District is now partnering with South Sound Parent to Parent to screen, evaluate and serve children in all areas of development. Children who qualify for services receive early intervention at no cost to the family.
For more information about developmental screenings, please contact South Sound Parent to Parent at (360) 352-1126.
Developmental Preschool: Ages three to five
The Shelton Early Learning Program provides FREE developmental screenings throughout the school year for all children ages three to five years old suspected of having a developmental delay or disability. If you would like to schedule a developmental screening for you preschool-aged child please
Lyra Burnett (360) 426-3175.
School-Age: Kindergarten age through twenty-one years
(All children entering kindergarten must be five years old by August 31 of the current school year.)
Child Find activities are extended to students who are homeschooled or attending private elementary or secondary schools located within the Shelton School District boundaries. To refer your school-aged student please contact your child's school. Find contact information for you child's school here .
Preschool Child Find Developmental Screening
|Now Scheduling Fall Screenings!|
|Fall screening dates are September 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2019. Appointments are still available. Call today to schedule!|
To schedule a Developmental Screening for your child, please contact Lyra Burnett at (360) 426-3175.
Update - there is currently a wait list for Peer Model placements.
Shelton Early Learning Program Accepting Peer Models
The district’s Early Learning Program will be taking peer models for the 2017-2018 school year. Peer models will attend the district’s preschool classrooms housed at Mt. View and Evergreen Elementary. Children must be three by Aug 31st of the current school year, priority will be given to 4 year olds.
A peer model is a child without a disability who displays typical development and behavior in the classroom setting. A peer model enhances the education of special needs children by being a helper, a leader, and a friend. Peer models help special needs preschoolers reach their learning goals thorugh play and social interaction. In return, peer models learn confidence, empathy, and school readiness skills. All children in the program participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate preschool activities and progress is regularly monitored.
1. Peer models must be fully toilet trained,
2. Your child must attend a developmental screening prior to being considered for placement as a peer model in the program,
3. Transportation to and from school is the sole responsibility of the family, and
4. Consistent attendance is important for all children.
For further information and to set up a developmental screening for a child please call 360-426-3175. Please share this information with family and friends.
For questions about ChildFind, call the Special Services office at (360) 426-3175.