• The Preschool Child Find office determines whether preschool-age children (2 through 5 years old) have an educational disability and require special education services. 

    If you have concerns about your preschool-age child and think they may need special education services...
    Please complete the LCPS Preschool Child Find Multi-Purpose Referral Form
    OR call 571-252-2180 
    OR email preschoolchildfind@lcps.org  to request an appointment with the Preschool Child Find office. 
    Scroll to the bottom of this page for more details.

    Interested in preschool for your child? Click Here: LCPS Preschool Programs

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  • Free developmental appointments are available for PRESCHOOL children ages 2 (by September 30) to 5 (NOT age-eligible or registered for Kindergarten). Once your child is age-eligible and can be registered for Kindergarten, please contact the school that they will be attending to discuss your concerns.

  • Don't want an appointment? Just looking for some things to do and/or resources? Check out our 'Helpful Links', 'Helpful Links for Parents of Preschoolers During School Closure', 'While We Are At Home Together', and our 'Preschool Child Find Chat Presentation Series' tabs.

Request an Appointment

  • If you have concerns about your child's development and feel they may have an educational disability, please complete the LCPS Preschool Child Find Multi-Purpose Referral Form to request an appointment with the Preschool Child Find office. You may also call or come into our office and complete the form with a staff member.

    If you are unable to access the form or need assistance completing it, please call 571-252-2180, email preschoolchildfind@lcps.org or come to the Preschool Child Find office at 407 E Market Street, Leesburg.

    If your child attends preschool or daycare and you are requesting an appointment with us, please send the following link to your child's daycare provider or preschool teacher. This will allow them to share information about your child with us as well. This information will be shared with you and you will have access to the information they submit at the appointment.  LCPS Preschool Teacher/Daycare Provider Input Report

    Once we receive a request for an appointment, we will contact you to schedule an initial appointment within 10 business days. 

    • Our initial appointment is in person at the Preschool Child Find office located in The Historic Douglass High School Education and Development Campus, 407 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176. 
    • The initial appointment will involve a Referral Review Team meeting at which time the team determines whether an educational disability is suspected and whether a referral for further evaluation(s) is necessary. 
    • If a referral for evaluation(s) is made and the parent provides consent to complete evaluation(s), the special education eligibility process is initiated. That process will conclude with an eligibility meeting to be held within 60 business days from the date that the referral is received.