Child Find

Child Find is for Falls Church City residents only.

Child Find is an opportunity for families to express concerns they may have for their child who is ages 3-5 years old.  A developmental intake appointment will be provided if parents have concerns about their child's development in speech and language, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, social-emotional, or self-help skills. The intake is used to determine if further intervention or assessment for special education may be appropriate.

Parents of children ages 0-3 must contact the Infant and Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church at 703-246-7121. For children ages 3-5 who reside in Falls Church City, parents should complete the child intake form by using the link on this page.

Children who are identified as eligible for special education services after their Child Find screening may receive services through Falls Church City Public Schools. To receive services through Falls Church City Public Schools, children must be two years old by September 30th of the current school year to attend Jessie Thackrey Preschool.

For information about typical preschool development, please see Virginia's Early Learning and Development Standards.

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Brannon McLaughlin, Assistant to the Director of Early Childhood, at 571-395-8612 or mclaughlinb@fccps.orgYou