ST. JOHNS
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Child Find

Do you have concerns about your child's development?

St. Johns Unified School District welcomes referrals for all students whose parents or guardians have concerns about their development. Child Find is an ongoing process within the district that helps parents and guardians with the location and appropriate programming of students to ensure they receive the support and services they need. We also assist parents in contacting any appropriate agency that can help meet their needs. The St. Johns Unified School District conducts Child Find screenings as needed throughout the school year. To schedule an appointment for a Child Find screening call our Special Services Office at 928-337-2132 Ex 1207.

Public schools and the Arizona Early Intervention Program are responsible for "finding" eligible children and providing services needed for them to reach their developmental milestones or meet their educational needs.

When parents or guardians voice concerns about their child’s development, they are referred to a specialist to screen their development. The screening helps "identify" any areas of concern that need to be evaluated further. In order to receive early intervention or special education services, a child must be evaluated to confirm they have a delay or disability that falls under state definitions. If needed, the child is evaluated using state criteria for specific delays or disabilities. If eligible, the Arizona Early Intervention Program or a public school system will offer early intervention or special education services according to the child's needs.

Early intervention supports and services assist families of children who are eligible by helping children ages birth to three years develop to their full potential. In Arizona, early intervention services are provided through the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP).

Preschool special education services for children ages 3 to 5 provide special strategies to help children reach their developmental milestones.

Special education services for school-aged children in kindergarten through the age of 21 provide specialized instruction and services to assist children in the educational environment.