Welcome to Child Find

  • Mission Statement

    The Washoe County School District, Child Find Department, will provide the support needed to ensure the educational, intellectual, social/emotional and vocation development of students with disabilities to enable them to participate in and be productive members of society.

    What is Child Find?

    The Washoe County School District believes that every child has the right to a public education.  Some parents of children with special needs may not be aware of the Special Education programs and community agencies ready and willing to serve them.  This office meets that need.
    Every school age child is guaranteed by law and appropriate, publicly-supported education.  In order to ensure implementation of this law, your school district is conducting an ongoing "child find project". 
    The objective of Child Find is to identify, evaluate and provide appropriate services for any Washoe County child between ages of 3-5. 

    Why is there a Child Find? 

    Child find is a service of the Washoe County School District and is a federally-mandated program established to help identify the un-served child.  After a child has been evaluated and found eligible for services, the Child Find Team works with the parent or guardian to create an appropriate program for the child. 

Contact Us

  •  If you would like more information about having your child assessed by the Child Find team, please call:

    (775) 327-0685

    or email childfindintake@washoeschools.net


    Moss Elementary School 

    2200 Primio Way
    Sparks, NV 89434

    Drake Elementary School

    2755 4th St.
    Sparks, NV 89431

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.