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Child Find and Early Learning

Do you have questions about your child's development?

Children grow and develop differently. If you have concerns about your child's learning or development and suspect that your child may have a disability and might need special education services, contact: Student Support Services - (509) 559-4507 or (509) 559-4530.

If your child is currently enrolled in Cheney Public Schools, please discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher and/or principal. Explain that you wish to refer your child for a special education evaluation. Call Student Support Services for more information.

Services provided free of charge to children, ages birth through 21, include:

  • Child development information
  • Developmental screening
  • Special Education eligibility assessments

Infants and Toddlers Referrals for children ages birth through three years will be referred to the Infant Toddler Network at 324-1651. You may call this number directly. Click here for additional information on the referral process

What happens next?
After Cheney Public Schools receives your referral, a team member will call you back as soon as possible within 25 days to discuss your concerns.

If needed, a developmental screening or assessment appointment will be scheduled. These child find services are provided at no cost to families. If your child qualifies for special education services, you will be invited to participate in development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Cheney Public Schools is responsible for locating, evaluating and identifying children, ages birth through 21 years, who are suspected of having a disability and may be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disability. Students do not need to be enrolled in public school to be referred for an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.

If your family is living in a temporary or transitional situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.