Early Intervention

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Child Find Program

  • The Federal Way School District provides free screening to identify children with delays or disabilities, ages 3 to 5 years old, who may be in need of early intervention or special education services. 

    Concerns might include speech/language, learning, and understanding, coordination and movement, social skills, self-help skills (feeding, dressing, toileting), behavior management, vision or hearing.  Children already identified with disabilities should also be screened if not receiving early intervention/special education services. 

    The earlier that intervention is started, the greater the chance of improving outcomes for the children we serve! If you have concerns/questions about your child’s development, please call Federal Way Public Schools Child Find at (253) 945-2093 to schedule a screening. 

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

Birth to Three

  • Birth to Three is an early intervention program for newborns to children up to age three with developmental delays. Infants and toddlers qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These children have at least a 25% delay in one or more developmental areas:

    • Cognitive: ability to learn and how the child learns
    • Physical: ability to move, see and hear
    • Communication: the ability to understand language and express needs
    • Social or Emotional: the ability to relate with others
    • Adaptive Skills: the ability to dress, eat and take care of self 

    Children can be referred to the program by a doctor or their family. Most services are provided in the home, with some taking place at the center. 

    Local early intervention providers include:

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

Contact Us

  • Children 0 to 3 years of age:
    253-874-5445


    Children 3 and older:
    253-945-2093

     

    Angela Wendfeldt

    253-945-2086

     

    Educational Service Center
    Student Support Services Department
    33330 8th Ave S
    Federal Way  WA  98003

    253-945-2093