Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Eary Identification:
Overview to Child Find Systems

Both Part B and Part C of IDEA contain explicit requirements for states to actively identify children and determine their eligibility for services.

Child Find Regulations for Part B of IDEA PDF: 34CFR§§ 300.111

Regulations for Part C of IDEA state must have a "comprehensive child find system" with the purpose of identifying, locating, and evaluating all infants and toddlers with disabilities birth to age three as early as possible. The system must be consistent with Part B and meet the additional requirements of (34CFR§§ 303.302). Summary of "comprehensive child find system":

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Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

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