• Child Find is an ongoing process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children ages birth through twenty-one who may have developmental delays or disabilities, who are in need of special education and related services.  All children identified with developmental delays or a specific disability are entitled to a free, appropriate public education designed to meet his/her needs. Stafford County Public School engages in a public awareness campaign in order to identify all children who may be suspected of having a developmental delay or disability.   This includes students enrolled in private schools, who are home-schooled, who are highly mobile, migrant, or homeless, or who will be incarcerated in a regional or local jail for more than ten days. Referrals for special education can be made by anyone concerned with a child’s educational performance, including a parent, child’s teacher, community agency, or school official.

Contact Us

    • Rebecca Carswell
      Child Find Coordinator
      📞 (540) 899-6000
      📧 rcarswell@staffordschools.net

      Gari Melchers Complex
      610 Gayle Street
      Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405  


      • Children ages birth through 36 months

      • Children ages two through four

      • Children ages five through 21

      Developmental Screening

      • What is developmental screening?

      • Who does the screening?

      • What will my child have to do?

      • How long will the screening take?

      • Where do I bring my child?

      • What happens next?