• Finding Children with Special Needschild find

    The Early Years Program is excited to announce a quick, easy way to access our Child Find Department. The purpose of Child Find is to connect families who may have concerns with their child’s development to possible resources to assist a child who may have some delays in development. 

    If you have concerns about your child, please feel free to access the Child Find Department by sending an inquiry through our central email address: childfind@redclay.k12.de.us. Once the email is received, you will be contacted in order to answer any questions and take any necessary next steps. 
    At a Glance
    • Child Find is a legal requirement that schools identify, locate and evaluate all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services.
    • The mandate is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and pertains to children from birth through age 21.
    • You can find more about the Child Find requirements in (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3); Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, pages 72, 206-207)


    Child Find Referral Coordinators:  

    Child Find Coordinators:  Carrie Antonelli  and Colleen Adam 302-992-5574  

    Child Find Speech Referral Coordinator, Head Start/ECAP Community Partner: Lindsey Tucci 302-995-8568

    Screening Coordinator (ASQ & Little Bee Speech):  Jocelyn Tietze  302-892-3246

    Child Find Developmental Screener:  Nitzalis (Mindy) Ramos  302-428-9802

    Birth to Three Transition Coordinators: Megan Horstead and Alicia Cohen 302-992-5574


    If your child is under the age of three years old and you have concerns regarding your child's development in any of the following areas: communication, cognition (thinking/learning), self-help (feeding/dressing), social/emotional, fine motor and gross motor skills, please contact Birth to Three Early Intervention Program at 302-283-7240 OR 1-800-671-0050. Follow the Birth to Three Early Intervention Program link for more information.