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Child Find

Are you concerned about your child’s development? Petersburg City Public Schools regularly holds Child Find events to locate children who would benefit from special education services. Here are upcoming Child Find events, which are open to children from birth to age 21:

  • 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 9 at Westview Early Childhood Education Center (1100 Patterson St.)
  • 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 15 at Blandford Academy (816 E. Bank St.)
  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16 during kindergarten registration day at Cool Spring Elementary (1450 Talley Ave.), Lakemont Elementary (51 Gibbons Ave.), Pleasants Lane Elementary (100 Pleasants Lane) and Walnut Hill Elementary (300 W. South Blvd.)

Child Find is open to all Petersburg children. This includes children in private schools and children who are homeschooled. Children from age 2 to 21 with disabilities have a statutory right to a free appropriate public education and special education programs and services.

Parents who have concerns about their child’s vision, speech, hearing, learning, motor/physical development, behavior, ability to pay attention, understanding or self-help are encouraged to bring their children to Child Find. Each event offers free professional consultation for parents, screenings for children and help referring children for full evaluation for early intervention services or exceptional education services.

For more information, call the Special Education Department at 804-861-4563.