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    Tumwater School District Developmental Screening

     Child Find (3-5 year olds)

    Who: Children ages 3-5 for whome there are concerns about development or suspected disability, as well as 4 year old children who wish to be considered for our preschool peer model program are encouraged to participate. 

    When: Friday, September 20, 2019 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Friday, November 15, 2019 

    Friday, February 7, 2020 

    Friday, March 20, 2020 

    Friday, June 5, 2020 

    Where: Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), New Market Skills Center, Building B at 7299 New Market Street SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.

    • These screenings are for children residing in Tumwater School District and are of no cost to the parent or guardian.
    • During the appointment time, a team of professionals will screen children in the following developmental areas:
      •  Vision
      • Hearing
      • Speach/Language
      • Motor Coordination
      • Learning Skills
      • Adaptive Skills
      • Social/Emotional Behavior
    • The information will help to identify any developmental concerns that may affect a child's success in school.
    • Following the schedule screening, a determination will be made regarding whether a child should be further evaluated for special education services.

    By appointment only, contact Monica Granison @ (360) 709-7046 to sign up.

    *Limited availability.

    *If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.



    19-20 Child Find Schedule



    Childen with Special Needs:

    Students with developmental concerns may be referred at any time for evaluation, by family or community members. Developmental evaluations address skills in cognition, communication, motor, social, and adaptive skills, compared to students of the same age. Evaluations are conducted by a multi-disciplinary team. Eligibility is based on federal and state regulations. Students who qualify for specially designed instruction may receive support from special education preschool teachers, speech language pathologist, occupational/physical therapist, and other specialist based on individual needs. Students eligible for and in need of specially designed instruction will have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) describing the student's goals, supports and services. There is no tuition for preschool for students with special needs, and transportation is provided within school district boundaries. To refer a child due to developmental concerns, call 360-709-7040.

    Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs: For information about Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program) please call 360-464-6800 or 800-536-0992 to find a center near you, or https://soundtoharbor.com/

    This program is separate from Tumwater School District. Although, some classrooms are housed on TSD campuses.

    If your child is YOUNGER THAN 3 YEARS OLD and you suspect a possible delay, visit our Early Intervention page for more information.

    Homeless? If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.

    Tumwater School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Shawn Batstone, 360-709-7030, shawn.batstone@tumwater.k12.wa.us and Section 504 Coordinator: Kelli Ehresmann, 360-709-7040, kelli.ehresmann@tumwater.k12.wa.us Address: 621 Linwood Avenue SW, Tumwater, WA 98512