Early Childhood Programs
Committed to ensuring that children with special needs are identified, evaluated, and appropriately served in Southwestern Colorado.
San Juan BOCES Child Find
162 B Stewart Street
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-3261, Ext 146
(970) 247-8333 – fax
The Child Find Team includes:
- Early Childhood Special Educators
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech/Language Pathologists
- School Psychologists
- School Social Workers
How do I decide if my child should be seen?
Child Find provides developmental assessments for young children (birth through 5 years of age) for whom there may be a question of a developmental delay.
Do you have concerns about:
- How your child’s speech is developing?
- How your child is learning?
- How your child sees or hears?
- How your child plays/interacts with other children?
- How your child moves his/her body and/or uses his/her hands for daily tasks?
- How your child reacts to difficult situations or transitions?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, you can call to request a FREE screening or additional information from the Child Find Coordinator.
How much does a Child Find assessment cost?
Child Find is a FREE service to the public and is funded by your tax dollars.
How do I contact Child Find?
If your child is birth to 3 years of age, contact Community Connections at (970) 565-8389.
Community Connections supports kids and families in Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties through Early Intervention programs: San Juan Kids and Southwest Kids; and through a Family Support Services Program. Community Connections holds evaluations and children receive an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), with services generally received in the home setting.
If your child is 3 to 5 years of age, contact San Juan BOCES Child Find at (970) 247-3261, Ext 146
Eligible children receive an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and most children receive their services within a preschool setting with their same age peers.
If your child is 5 to 21 years of age, contact your neighborhood school.
Many families speak with their child's teacher first.