Tools for Improving Child Find
These tools are designed to support the collection, review, and improvement of child find systems including 618 data.
OSEP Part B 619 Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA)
OSEP, with the collaboration and support of ECTA Center and DaSy Center (for Sections II and III), developed this voluntary self-assessment tool to help Local Education Agencies (LEAs) strengthen their child find system with the goal of ensuring children eligible for special education and related services are referred and enrolled. This toolkit can also be used by State Education Agencies (SEAs) to look across LEAs to support understanding and documenting their work around child find regulations, identifying best practices and improve the efficiency of their Child Find efforts.
- Part B 619 CFSA Section I: Statutory Requirements Specific to Part B 619 Child Find (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Section II: Part B 619 Child Find Best Practices (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Section III: Technical Assistance and Resources (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Section IV: OSEP Policy Letters and Guidance (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Best Practices List (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Infographic (2022), OSEP
- Part B 619 CFSA Feedback Form (2022), OSEP
OSEP Part C Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA)
OSEP, with the collaboration and support of ECTA, DaSy and IDC (for Sections II and III), developed this voluntary self-assessment tool to assist states in meeting regulations and implementing best practices related to child find. It will assist states in understanding and documenting their work around child find regulations and in identifying best practices to improve the efficiency of their Child Find efforts.
Part C Child Find Self-Assessment: Quick Start Guide, helps state leaders consider common areas of need and challenges related to Child Find and determine which best practices in Section II of the Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) might best address those challenges. This guide can help leaders with limited time identify high-leverage best practices to address their most pressing challenges as a starting point.
- Part C CFSA: Quick Start Guide
- Part C CFSA Intro and Section I (2019), OSEP
- Part C CFSA Section II (2020), OSEP
- Part C CFSA Section III (2019), OSEP
- Part C CFSA Section IV (2019), OSEP
- Part C CFSA Best Practices List (2020), OSEP
- Part C CFSA Infographic (2019), OSEP
OSEP Monthly TA Call on the CSFA (2019)
Presenters share additional tools and resources developed by OSEP-funded technical assistance centers to support child find efforts. An update to this presentation was given at the 2019 OSEP Leadership Conference.
Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool
This Excel-based template displays data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time frame.
- Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool: Guidance (2019), DaSy
- Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool (2019), DaSy
Identifying Meaningful Differences in Child Find Calculator
This Excel-based calculator allows states to analyze child find data and make several comparisons related to the percentage of infants and toddlers served. This includes: state percentage compared to state target, local program percentage compared to state target, and year-to-year comparisons of the state percentages. It also computes confidence intervals to determine whether the difference between the two numbers is large enough to be considered meaningful (i.e., statistically significant).
Contributing Factor Tool
This document provides ideas for the types of questions state and local teams may consider in identifying factors impacting performance on Indicators C5 and C6 specific to child find in their Part C State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report . This tool can help improve child find practices and implementation.
- Local Contributing Factor Tool (2012), RRCP/NECTAC/DAC/PRGS