Child Find

What is Child Find? 

King George County Public Schools participates in an ongoing process of locating, evaluating and identifying youth ages 2 through 21 inclusive who are disabled and may be in need of special education services under IDEA or provisions under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes wards of the state and those who attend a home-school or private school which are located within the geographic boundaries of King George County.

Any child who is identified as having a disability and requires special education is entitled to a free and appropriate public education designed to meet their needs.

Who can make referrals?

Referrals can be made by anyone concerned with the child's developmental/educational performance.

  • Parent
  • Child's Teacher
  • Community Agency
  • School Official 

Who may be eligible?

Children with:
  • Autism
  • Deafness
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
For more information on these disabilities, please visit the VA Dept. of Education's website. 

For more information please contact:
Parent Education- Infant Development Program 
(PE-ID)  Ages: birth - 3  
(540) 372-3561

Early Childhood Special Education Services
Ages 2 - 4 (as of September 30th of that school year)
(540) 775-8638

For school age children call:
Your neighborhood school

Sealston Elementary (540) 775-3400
King George Elementary (540) 775-5411
Potomac Elementary (540) 663-3322
King George Middle (540) 775-2331
King George High (540) 775-3535
The Office of Special Services
(540) 775-5833

What are some typical signs of development?

By two years:
  • drinks from a cup
  • refers to self by name
  • uses a spoon with some spilling
  • asks for desired items by name
  • uses two word phrases, "mommy go"
  • walks up and down stairs

By three years:
  • holds a crayon and imitates circles and lines 
  • can demonstrate number concepts one and two
  • can identify big and little
  • responds to simple directions
  • identifies objects by use," what do you wear on your feet?"
  • asks questions
  • uses three to four word phrases
  • runs, jumps, and throws a ball
  • others can understand about 50% of the child's speech

By four years:
  • copies a circle and cross
  • draws a person with 3 parts
  • matches 6 colors
  • counts to 5
  • listens to story for 5 minutes
  • understands prepositions (on,under,etc)
  • responds to two step directions
  • answers "if", "what" and "when" questions
  • snips with scissors
  • others understand about 90-100% of the child's speech